|George Caleb Bingham Gallery
|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.
The Checker Players
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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