The Jolly Flat Boat Men

After George C. Bingham (American, 1811-1879)
Thomas Doney, (American, 1811-1890)

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Jerry M. Wright; given to the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 1983

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Life on the western frontier, which the Mississippi River defined in the 1840s, provided rich source material for the authentic depictions coming from the former itinerant portrait painter George Caleb Bingham of Missouri. The thoroughly American character of his subjects attracted the attention of the Art-Union in 1845. Bingham attested that its purchase of four of his paintings gave him courage to pursue his particular class of subject, “by which he gained his considerable reputation.”

Object Information

artist
After George C. Bingham (American, 1811-1879)
Thomas Doney (American, 1811-1890)
creation date
1847
materials
hand-colored mezzotint
dimensions
18 5/8 x 24 in. (image)
23 x 27 in. (sheet)
accession number
1983.199
credit line
Gift of Jerry M. Wright
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
colors

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