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A Peccary Hunt in Northern Mexico is included in the Frederic Remington Catalogue Raisonné as number 397.

Of note, the main rider in A Peccary Hunt in Northern Mexico is a self-portrait of Remington. A framed original reproduction of the painting from Harper’s Weekly, Vol. XXXII, No. 1667, and a copy of the same magazine, will accompany the lot.

In discussing this painting the artist wrote, “Having been an ardent sportsman all my life, I was greatly interested in the accounts of the peculiar delights of the pursuit of the peccary, as narrated by a mining engineer of my acquaintance, as we sat conversing in the court of an adobe hotel situated in the Mexican town of Hermosillo, state of Sonora. Upon my expressing a desire to participate in an affair of the sort, my friend invited me to go out into the country and try it with him, a suggestion of which I quickly availed myself.”

PROVENANCE
The artist, gifted to
John Abner Harper, Newburg, New York
S. N. Peterson, New York, 1922
John N. Bradley, St. Louis, Missouri, 1924, gifted to
J. M. Bradley, St. Louis, Missouri, 1951
Private collection, Nevada, 1986

LITERATURE
Harper’s Weekly, Vol. XXXII, No. 1667, December 1, 1888, p. 916, illustrated
Frederic Remington’s Own Outdoors, The Dial Press, 1964, p. 43, illustrated
Peggy and Harold Samuels, Frederic Remington, Doubleday, 1982, p. 253, illustrated
Michael Edward Shapiro, Frederic Remington: The Masterworks, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1988, p. 109, illustratedPeter H. Hassrick and Melissa J. Webster, Frederic Remington: A Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings, Watercolors and Drawings, Vol. I, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, 1996, p. 161, illustrated

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