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The Mexican Major  1889

by Frederic Remington

Frederic Remington was greatly impressed by the Mexican army, which he observed during a six-week visit to Mexico in 1889 in preparation for an article in [i]Harper’s Weekly[/i] magazine. [i]The Mexican Major[/i] is an elaborate, multifigural composition, designed to convey the professionalism, discipline, and “immensely picturesque” appearance of the officer and his regim...
87 × 124.8 cm (34 1/4 × 49 1/8 in.)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago