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Samstag, 23. September 2017

Pony Tracks written and illustrated by Frederic Remington, 1st part

Frederic Remington was born 1861, in Canton, New York. He attended the art school at Yale Unversity, but dropped out when his father died, and soon went to Kansas City. He married  Eva Caten in 1884 and after trying the frontier life, moved back to Brooklyn. He began to submit illustrations, sketches, and othervworks with western themes for publication.  Much of his early work appeared in Collier's and Harper's. His technical ability  meant he could reproduce the physical beauty of the west, and his insight into the heroic nature of American settlers made him possibly America's greatest western artist.

 Pony Tracks was originally published NY: Harper, 1895.


 
 The last stand
Frontispiece


 General Miles and his escort

 The supply train

 United State Cavalry in winter rig

 United State Infantry in winter rig

 Chis-Chis-Chash Scout on the flanks

 "Two ghosts I saw"

 Watching the dust of the hostiles

The Hotchkiss Gun

 A run to the scout camp

In the trenches

 The advance garde - a military sacrifice

 The Hacienda San José de Bavicora


 El Patron

 The Administrador of San José de Bavicora

 A Hair-cut à la Puncher

 The music at the "Baile"


Coming to the Rodeo

 Waving Serape to drive cattle

 Tailing a bull

 Johnnie Bell of Los Ojos

 William in action


Mounting a wild one


 A modern Sancho Banza


 My comrade


 On the mountains


Thze Casa Camadra




Mittwoch, 20. September 2017

John D. Batten: Illustrations to THE BOOK OF WONDER VOYAGES

 John Dickson Batten (8 October 1860 – 5 August 1932), born in Plymouth, Devon, was an English painter of figures in oils, tempera and fresco and a book illustrator and printmaker.

 Frontispiece
Thetis saves the Argonauts from Scylla





 Phrixus and Helle 


 Aeson and Jason


 Chiron's farewell to the Argonauts


 The chase of the Harpies


 Ther crop of the dragon's teeth



 Circe and Medea


 The beguiling of Talus


 The giant ants


 The monster of the feats

 The red hot swine


 The mill of grudging


 The Queen of the magic clew


 The great bird


 The Persian and Hasan


 The Persian sews up Hasan


 The flight of the swan maidens


 Hasan's wife carries off her children


 The Shaykh Abu Al-Ruwaysh


 The King and Manar Al-Sana


 Hasan rejoins his wife


 Shawahi on the jar


 Thorkill and the serpent

The horn-snouted giants