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For a Long Time He Stood, a design for The Way of an Indian

Photo: Elizabeth Mann

For a Long Time He Stood, a design for The Way of an Indian

probably 1900

Frederic Remington

American, born Canton, New York, 1861; died Ridgefield, Connecticut, 1909

Ink wash and opaque white on paper
23 × 21 3/4 in. (58.4 × 55.2 cm)
Framed: 32 3/4 × 31 1/2 × 2 in. (83.2 × 80 × 5.1 cm)
Gift of the Estate of Bruce Leven
Provenance: The artist, probably to publisher Robert Howard Russell, summer 1900, with all the paintings and drawings for The Way of an Indian; that body of work sold to William Randolph Hearst for publication in Cosmopolitan, late 1900; Ann and James Linn, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and the Howard B. Alspaugh Trust B; sold for the trust by [J.N. Bartfield Galleries, New York], 1988; sold to [Joseph T. Berlin Fine Arts, Polson, Montana] and [A.J. Kollar Fine Paintings, Seattle, Washington]; sold to donor
Photo: Elizabeth Mann
Not currently on view


Published Referencescf. Samuels, Peggy and Harold. Frederic Remington: A Biography. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1982, pp. 297, 309, 361, 373, 394 [for provenance and publication history of illustrations for Way of an Indian].

Hassrick, Peter H. and Melissa J. Webster. Frederic Remington: A Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings, Watercolors and Drawings, 2 vols. Seattle and London: University of Washington Press in association with Buffalo Bill Historical Center, 1996. Cat. no. 2481, vol. II, p. 713, reproduced; revised and expanded version on-line,, no 2492.

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