Digital Bronze Reproduction: The Rattlesnake, 1905
For the last several years, we have been working to create the finest reproduction possible of Frederic Remington’s The Rattlesnake, 1905.
Ordinary bronze reproductions begin as an artist examines pictures or actual originals and then creates a clay model from scratch. The fidelity to Remington’s originals varies widely.
Our process begins with scientific accuracy. The first steps employ a technology undreamt of in Remington’s day: A 3D laser scanner captured every minute detail of The Rattlesnake casting #14, on display at the Remington Museum.
The scanning data is then employed to create a positive copy in resin. This hyper accurate copy is then employed to make molds and continue production in a manner similar to Remington’s day, all under the direct supervision of the Museum’s curator.
We consider the completed castings to be without question the finest reproductions of The Rattlesnake ever created. Each cast is numbered and marked. Cast in the US using the traditional lost wax bronze casting method they are proofed twice in production by the Museum's Curator.
View images from the wax stage to the completed bronze.
For more information contact Melanie Flack, Gift Shop, Membership, Special Event Coordinator (315) 393-2425 or email@example.com