The Capture of the German illustrated Theodore Roosevelt's essay "Sheriff's Work on a Ranch," about the capture of three thieves who stole a boat from his Elkhorn Ranch in March 1886. Remington relied on photographs that Roosevelt lent to him.


  • Title: The Capture of the German
  • Creator: Frederic Remington
  • Creator Lifespan: 1861-10-04 - 1909-12-26
  • Creator Nationality: American
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Death Place: Ridgefield, Connecticut
  • Creator Birth Place: Canton, New York
  • Date: 1887
  • Date Created: 1887
  • Physical Dimensions: 14 1/2 x 18"
  • Painter, Sculptor and Illustrator: Frederic Remington
  • Provenance: Frederic Remington Art Museum
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Black and white oil on board

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