Framed Dimensions 33 5/8” L x 18 ½” H - $2,195
Remington had great admiration for the U.S. Cavalry; his father was a decorated cavalry major during the Civil War. He had great empathy for both soldiers and Indians who were killed or wounded and he also agonized over the cruel effects war had on the horses. In battle many horses continue their charge even after the cavalryman has fallen to the ground.
When Remington was on assignment with Company K, 10th Cavalry he sketched a scene and entitled it “Riderless Horse.” When he was commissioned by the Knikerbocker Hotel in New York to paint “A Cavalry Charge” he used the riderless horse as the center figure and completed this gigantic painting by adding Indians and Cavalrymen engaged in a ferocious battle.