Remington went to Cuba in 1898 to cover the Spanish-American War for the New York Journal. Despite Remington's long record of painting Western military troops and officers, the artist had never seen battle. He was sickened by what he saw of war, the "broken spirits, bloody bodies, hopeless, helpless suffering'.' After this experience, Remington's love affair with the cavalry was over.


  • Title: The Charge of the Rough Riders
  • Creator: Frederic Remington
  • Creator Lifespan: 10/4/1861 - 12/26/1909
  • Creator Nationality: American
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Death Place: Ridgefield, Connecticut
  • Creator Birth Place: Canton, New York
  • Date: 1898
  • Date Created: 1898
  • Physical Dimensions: 35 x 60"
  • Painter, Sculptor and Illustrator: Frederic Remington
  • Provenance: Frederic Remington Art Museum
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

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