Description: A great two-page letter written just before the Spanish-American War by American painter, illustrator, sculptor and writer Frederic Remington (1861-1909). Yellow journalism was reaching its prime. William Randolph Hearst sent Remington to Cuba to document the Spanish cruelty and the Cuban uprising. Apparently Remington wrote back that "there is no war . . . request to be recalled" and Hearst replied "Please remain. You furnish the pictures, I'll furnish the war." In this letter to journalist friend Julian Ralph, who was on assignment in London, he writes: "I am a yellow kid journalist . . . I have been in Cuba - I now compete for preferment with Anna Held [stage performer associate of Ziegfield known for publicity stunts] . . . this delirium of new journalism can't last". He also states "I want to get the Bunkie in the Royal this spring" (he had just finished a bronze sculpture titled: "The Wounded Bunkie", which he apparently wanted to exhibit at the Royal Academy).
Signed lower right: "Frederick R". Archivally matted with an image to: 13" x 23". Item #A00147
Condition: Light toning, otherwise, Fine condition.