James Regimbal Rare Ltd Edition Western Bronze "Hunting Party" Cowboy and Indians, 32/50, Ca 1970-1989 #468
Rare limited edition western bronze
468. James Regimbal Rare limited Edition Western Bronze "Hunting Party" Cowboy and Indians, The story in this sculpture: "The Hunting Party" is of a lone cowboy hunter returning home with his horses in tow. The amazing detail can be seen with each one of his horses carrying his supplies along with his days' hunts.
The cowboy is depicted descending a small mountain trail with his three horses & his belongings in tow as a small group of Native American Indians lay in hiding & wait. The Indians are looking to spring a surprise ambush in the hopes of stealing the cowboy's horses, belongings, valuables and hunting trophies. A scene played out in the foot hills and mountains of the American Wild West frontier.
This large and heavy bronze metal sculpture is exquisite, stunning and highly detailed. The sculpture is mounted on top of a thick, black polished marble stone base. It is approximately 20" long by 10 inches wide, by 14.5 inches tall and weighs some 75 pounds.
This bronze sculpture comes from the estate of Julius Blocker of East Hampton, N.Y. Mr. Blocker was a graduate of Hobart, William & Smith, and earned a master's degree from Columbia University in International Affairs. Mr. Blocker became a Fulbright Scholar at the Freie Universitat (Free University) in West Berlin, Germany. He was a member of the Steuben Society, a board member of the Fine Arts Council in Key West, Florida and a supporter of the arts in East Hampton, N.Y. Ex NY collector.
James Regimbal strives to pass on the true story of our American heritage through his bronze sculpture. According to James: Only the best of my work is good enough to be cast in bronze...Perfection from me, is the first step.
Regimbal creates very detailed, historically accurate bronzes. Taking his inspiration from true to life western books and western movies. Regimbal has detailed all aspects of the cowboy's life from the pre-1900's. Subjects such as packers, Indians, warriors, hunters, story tellers, cavalrymen and bronco busters have all been accurately portrayed down to the minutest details by this talented sculptor. Regimbal researches every detail - buckles, pack items, saddles - all in an attempt to bring to life each scene in history as if the viewer were actually there.
Regimbal's demand for excellence has resulted in hundreds of national and international collectors including the University of Montana Foundation, which has the complete collection of his works. The artist has received the George Phippen Award, and Southern Nevada Communications uses his bronzes for logos in their advertisements. It is Regimbal's desire that his sculptures will stand the test of time and keep alive a part of our romantic American history for many generations to come. (Source: May Gallery)