- by Frederic Remington (1909)
The Love Call depicts a lone Indian man playing a flute beside a tree in the evening twilight. (Is he, perhaps, calling to his love?) At the time, critics differed on the romantic aspect of the painting, one stressing its poetic, feminine appeal while ameriod in July of 1909, Remington completed The Love Call in just one sitting. "I worked to great advantage - the color vibrated for me," he wrote in his diary on July 6, 1909. He records that he also worked on two other paintings that day and still had time to be concerned with the day to day events of his neighbor's lives. The painting became historically significant when it was loaned to be used as a backdrop for the meeting of Pope Paul VI and President Lyndon Johnson in October, 1965 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. The Love Call was oly exhibited twice from the time it was painted and then remained in private collections until 1996 when it was acquired by the Sid Richardson Museum.
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- Framed dimensions are 24 1/4" x 26 1/4" in frame# P80295 (click to view).
- Also includes Brass Plate with name of artist and painting (affixed to frame).