Currently on View in Steven Conant Galleries in Memory of Mrs. H. L. Conant (C306)
The subject of this work is the canal that runs through downtown Indianapolis.
The focal points of this canvas are the state capitol and the Civil War monument then under construction.
In this painting Gruelle alludes to both Indiana's history and its future.
Purchased from the artist in 1894 by the Art Association of Indianapolis, now the Indianapolis Museum of Art, in 1894 (94.1).