The primary way that the Frederic Remington Art Museum expands its collections of artifacts, artwork, and other items is through donations, loans and gifts for acquisitions related to the mission and fitting the scope of collections and acquisition criteria.
Donated by William and Lucille Loder in memory of parents William and Betty Loder and grandparents Benjamin and Marion Loder. Originally published in Owen Wister's story, "Specimen Jones," Harper's Monthly, June 1894.
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First Sergeant. 13th Infantryby Frederic Remington
On December 31, 2014, a package arrived containing the gift of a Frederic Remington wash drawing, First Sergeant, 13th Infantry. We are most grateful to donor Elizabeth S. Morrison, whose grandfather, Robert Bell Hilliard solicited the drawing from Remington while Hilliard was a student at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis for an illustration in 1904 yearbook, The Lucky Bag. Hilliard's father, also a Navy man, knew Remington, which led to the gift. The work depicts a soldier at Tampa, Florida, presumably done while Remington was there to draw the troops awaiting war in Cuba. It is related to the museum's 2013 purchase, Ninth Cavalry Colored Troops on Washing Duty in the Gulf, as well as other Spanish-American War works in our collection. The work was known to exist only through the 1904 appearance in the Naval Academy yearbook, and we are very pleased that Mrs. Morrison has placed it in our hands where it will be shared with the public and introduced to the world.
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