Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Frederick Remington, illustrations

I've been reading Owen Wister's collection of western stories Red Men and White (1896). It is generously illustrated with drawings by western artist Frederic Remington (1861-1909). I'll include some of them when I post a review tomorrow, but here is the whole set.

"Ain't you going to sell something?"
An Apache
Boasting Indian fashion
Jock Cumnor's awakening
"Don't nobody hurt anybody."
Each black-haired desert figure
He hesitated to kill the woman
His plan was to walk and keep quiet
Horse and rider
Meeting in mid-stream
Death at the water's edge
"I'd like to have it over."
Specimen Jones
The charge
The shot-gun messenger
"You don't want to talk this way. You're alone."


  1. These are great. Facial hair was an art form back in the day, wasn't it?

  2. Wow, incredible. The two artists I would have absolutely adored to have illustrate any story of mine would be Remington and Roy Krenkel.

  3. Chris, it still is. Mustaches show up a lot in early western fiction.

    Charles, Remington has an interesting story. Got a big break illustrating the Indian wars with Geronimo.