Description: Frederic Remington (1861-1909) was an American painter, sculptor, and illustrator. He is best known for his depictions of the American West, and especially for images of cowboys, Native Americans, and the U.S. Cavalry.
This Nov. 24, 1900 autographed letter signed, addressed to Harper Brothers, has fantastic content. It reads: "Gentlemen -- In re-- Mr. Hays desire for a replica of the 9th infantry picture -- while it is very flattering to me -- I cannot undertake it. As you know it is dead against the ethics of the profession to duplicate pictures and would be an injustice to the owner of the present work. Again I doubt my ability to reproduce it with accuracy. I am yours truly Frederic Remington". The work he is referring to here is the painting "9th U.S. Infantry Entering Peking, August 15, 1900." It is currently owned by the Art Institute of Chicago.
The letter is written on a 8" x 9 3/4" full sheet of Remington's stationery (his New Rochelle address is embossed in blue), folded in half. It is docketed on the verso "Harper & Brothers Nov 26 9:25 am 1900" It has been framed with an image of Remington to 15" x 19 3/4". Item #A00251
Condition: Some light smudges, expected creases from mailing, four small glue spots on the verso (no paper loss). Generally excellent condition.