Jul 28, 2013 5:11 PM by Associated Press
RENO, Nev. (AP) - A Frederic Remington painting depicting U.S. Cavalry soldiers has fetched $5.6 million and a Norman Rockwell painting featuring a Boy Scout has drawn $4.2 million at auction in Reno.
Mike Overby of the annual Coeur d'Alene Art Auction says Remington's "Cutting Out Pony Herds" and Rockwell's "A Scout is Loyal" were sold to private collectors on Saturday.
Remington's painting features a soldier charging across the plains on horseback with the rest of the Cavalry following behind. One of his last works, it was done in 1908, a year before he died.
Rockwell's 1940 painting has a patriotic theme with a Boy Scout standing in front of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Rockwell was known for his work for the Boy Scouts of America, producing covers for their magazine and calendars.
Some 600 bidders took part in what's billed as the world's largest Western art sale. Over 300 works were sold for a total of $28.5 million, up from $17.2 million last year.