This painting by the famous American artist Frederic Remington (1861-1909), was used for the design of the window now on display at the Manitoba Museum. Remington attempted many versions of “The Buffalo Runners, Big Horn Basin” and ultimately declared himself satisfied with one completed in 1909, the year of his death. More on Remington’s fascinating life is here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederic_Remington
There are two notable modifications in the stained glass version by McCausland. He has made a mirror-image representation of the original, causing the furious motion of the scene to reverse direction and move from left to right.
Or was the window simply placed backwards when it was clumsily — and dangerously — installed as the ceiling of a tiny Cinema when we photographed it in 2012! The 2016 professional restoration by Prairie Stained Glass seems to have reversed the orientation while stabilizing this terrific depiction of prairie life in the 1870s to the1890s.
McCausland’s lavishly coloured floral embellishments are absent from Remington’s own versions. Rich ground foliage was characteristic of the McCausland studio and can be found in hundreds of their religious and secular windows made well into the 20th century.
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