REPRODUCTION SIGNED REMINGTON GALLOPING RED INDIAN BRONZE FIGURE
Firstly let me start by saying that this bronze figure is not an original Remington Bronze figure.
Bronzes by Frederic Remington are among the most widely reproduced of all metal sculptures. Some unauthorized copies of his work have been traced to at least 1920. But since the copyright protection expired in the 1960s, there are a number of reproductions on the market and this is one of those. Even the US White House purchases reproduction Remington Bronze Figures to give away to visiting officials and heads of state.
So how do you authenticate a Remington bronze? The best way to start is with a healthy dose of realism. The whereabouts of virtually all original Remington bronzes is well documented such as in Icons of the West, a book about Remington's works by Michael Greenbaum. Practically all original Remingtons sold today are offered through major auction galleries or well known art dealers. The least expensive original will probably sell for $75,000, the most expensive are in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Chances of you finding an original at the local flea market or having one walk into your shop are extremely remote.
This Reproduction signed Remington bronze figure is one of the larger ones measuring 510mm long (from the tip of the horses nose to the tip of its tail) x 440mm high (from the bottom of the marble base to the top of the Indians head). It is made of bronze and sits atop a marble base it must weigh approx 20-30kg. It has a Remington signature on the base.
I normally do not sell reproduction items but this is a nice decorator piece without the high price tag associated with Remington bronzes., it is impressive and would make a great Office desk or sideboard piece or like me have it sitting on my coffee table which make it a great conversation piece.