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Albany and become the proud owner of a sheep ranch near Peabody,
Kansas (Plate 1) . It was a mere half section of land, but promised to
help him "secure new life and vigor upon these upland plains."'
Plate 1. My Ranch (1883). Watercolor, pent, and ink. Courtesy the Rem-
ington Art Museum, Ogdensburg, New York.
In the autumn of 1884 Remington married his home town sweetheart,
Eva (Missie) Caten, and took her west. They settled in Kansas City,
Missouri, where he bought a third interest in a saloon. His partnership
was a silent one, leaving him considerable time to devote to art. "He was
never contented unless he had a brush or pencil in his hand," observed
Nellie Hough, a close friend of the young artist and his wife. "I have
never seen any one so in love with his occupation as was Remington,"
she stated; "his portfolio fairly bulged with his sketches, and that too at
the age of twenty-three.'' Yet a full sketchbook was not commensurate
with a full pocketbook. His appetite had been whetted when Harper's
Weekly accepted one of his drawings for illustration in 1882 and again in
1885--hardly to be construed as a substantive means of support.
4 George Rex Buckman, "Ranches and Rancheros of the Far West," Lippincott's Maga-
zine, XXIX (May, 1882), 435. For a full account of Remington in Kansas see Robert Taft,
Artists and Illustrators of the Old West: 1850-1900oo (New York, 1953), 194-211.
5 Nellie Hough, "Remington at Twenty-three," International Studio, LXXVI (February,
6 "Cow-boys of Arizona-Roused by a Scout" appeared in Harper's Weekly, XXVI (Feb-
ruary 25, 1882), 12o, as drawn by William A. Rogers from a sketch by Remington. Three
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