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George Caleb Bingham (1811-1879)
George Caleb Bingham was Born in Virginia, Bingham's family moved to Missouri when he was eight years old. His work depicts American life in the frontier lands along the Missouri River. He was a professor of art at the University of Missouri.
Checker Players
Trappers Return
Boatmen on the Missouri
Politician
Traders Descending the Mis
View of a Lake in the Mountain
Landscape with Waterwheel and

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The Checker Players
1850

Two men at a checkerboard, one leans over a counter and watches. The man on the left moves his black checker. The walls are covered with shelving. Predominantly shades of brown.  
 
Dimensions 25 x 30 in. 63.5 x 76.2 cm Framed: 30 1/2 x 35 9/16 x 2 3/4 in.
Medium Oil on canvas
  
Provenance N.J. Eaton, St. Louis, by 1864 John J. Herrick, Tarrytown, New York George T. Herrick, Tarrytown, New York John B. Ingham, Pittsburgh The Old Print Shop, New York, 1952 DIA in 1952.
Detroit Institute of Arts
Credit Line Gift of Dexter M. Ferry, Jr. (52.27)
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