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Joshua Drive near Sunset Drive

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condition: excellent
make / manufacturer: American Art Collection
model name / number: Remington Bronco Buster
size / dimensions: 9 inches high

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For your American/Western art collection, or just to dress up your own office like the President's, here is an excellent 1/3-size copy of the "Bronco Buster" by American artist Frederic Remington, which he created in 1895 -- his first and most-famous bronze sculpture. One of the original bronze castings can be seen in the White House Oval Office, on a sideboard near the President's desk. The originals were about 23" high; this one is 9" high, a little more than one-third the size, but highly accurate in its details.

A "bronco buster" was a cowboy in the 1800's who was paid to travel around to different ranches out West and "break," or tame, captured wild mustangs by riding and whipping them until they no longer tried to buck him off. When properly cast, this sculpture captures the moment when one such mustang has reared back, trying to dislodge the rider, who has almost been thrown backwards out of the saddle. The pictures from a book on Remington's art are shown here for comparison.

I don't know if he White House casting is one of the first 66 made for Remington by the Henry-Bonnard Bronze Works, or the later ones made for him after 1898 by Roman Bronze Works, but all of those are accounted for in museums or private collections. Buying one now would cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars or more, if it ever came up for sale. (Obviously, this is NOT one of them.) I bought this casting new from a company in California many years ago, and now you can have it in your own home or office for the same price I paid for it then!

(NOTES: The quoted price is for local pick-up only. Shipping out-of-town would be about $40 extra. For other items available from our household, click on "more ads by this user" at upper right.)
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