Digital Bronze Reproduction: The Rattlesnake, 1905
The Frederic Remington Art Museum is thrilled to offer this digital bronze reproduction of Frederic Remington's 1905 sculpture The Rattlesnake, using the latest and most precise digital technology to capture every detail of this famed artwork. These limited edition digital bronzes are the highest quality reproductions available and would make a wonderful addition to your art collection.
Our digital bronze 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 to inspect these fine reproductions twice; once in the wax stage, then again in the metal, before the patina has been applied.
The first digital bronze cast of The Rattlesnake was brought to the museum where it was photographed and compared to the original work, cast #14 from which it was created. It is breathtakingly faithful. The original cast is a fine example with an interesting history. Owned by a private collector, it has long been on loan to the Frederic Remington Art Museum. This work was on display in the Oval Office under the Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush administrations.
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
Pictured here: Some of the steps involved in creating the previous limited edition digital bronze reproduction of Remington's The Broncho Buster.