- Titles The Bronco Buster (Proper)
- Artist Cast by, Roman Bronze Works, United States, Brooklyn, New York, about 1899 - 1988 / Frederic Remington, American, 1861 - 1909
- Medium bronze
- Dimensions 23 1/2 x 14 x 23 in. (59.7 x 35.6 x 58.4 cm)
- Credit Line Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Harold E. Simon, 1964.118
- Work Type sculpture
- Classification Sculpture
- Inscription Incised proper right: Copyright by Frederic Remington On proper right of base: Roman Bronze Works, N. Y. Inside of base: No. 68
- Provenance Tiffany and Company, New York; probably purchased by Rev. Dr. Maitland Alexander (1868-1940), Pittsburg, Pennsylvania [see note 1]; inherited by Mrs. Maitland Alexander (née Madeline Laughlin) (1880-1953), Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, 1940 [see note 2]; probably auctioned at Auction Sale, Estate of the Late Mrs. Maitland Alexander, Oliver M. Wright, Auctioneer, Sewickley, PA, April 14-16, 1953 [see note 3]; probably purchased by dealer James Graham and Sons, New York [see note 4]; purchased by Dr. Harold E. Simon (1897-1982) and Mrs. Regina P. Simon (1899-1995), Birmingham, Alabama; gift to the Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama, 1964
1. According to July 8, 1953 invoice from James Graham and Sons, New York and Harold and Regina Simon, “This is How it Started,” Birmingham Museum of Art Bulletin, no. 20 (April-May 1974).
2. “Wife Gets Estate of Dr. Alexander,” Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph, January 12, 1940, p. 1. Mrs. Alexander inherited her husband’s entire estate upon his death on January 3, 1940.
3. “Auction Sale,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 13, 1953, p. 25. The newspaper announcement includes a partial list of items in the sale, including “Bronze ‘Remington Bronco Busters.’” See object file.
4. According to July 13, 1953 letter from James R. Graham, James Graham and Sons, New York, to Dr. Harold E. Simon, Birmingham. Simon purchased both “The Bronco Buster” (1964.118) and “The Mountain Man” (1963.257) from James Graham and Sons in July 1953. See object file.