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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
Traders Descending the Mis
View of a Lake in the Mountain
Landscape with Waterwheel and


The Trappers' Return 1851

Two men in a canoe with a small bear cub chained to its bow. They are on a glassy yellowish river, the banks of which are both rocky and forested. A pale blue sky with a few white clouds comprises the top half of the composition. The atmosphere looks hazy.  

Dimensions 26 x 36 in. 66.7 x 92.1 cm Framed: 31 1/4 x 41 1/16 x 2 3/4 in.
Medium Oil on canvas
Provenance H. Reed, 1851 John J. Herrick, The Castle, Tarryton on the Hudson George T. Herrick, his son John B. Ingham, Pittsburgh The Old Print Shop, New York, 1950 DIA in 1950  
Detroit Institute of Arts
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