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Thomas Mickell Burnham (American, 1818-1866). "The Lewis and Clark Expedition," ca. 1850

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Whitney Western Art Museum

Makers
Burnham, Thomas Mickell
Descriptions
oil on canvas 335
Names
Painting 860
Subjects
Landscape 691 Figure 353 Animal 735 Lewis and Clark 2 Group 440
Date:
ca. 1850
Dimensions:
H: 36.125 in, width: 48.5 in, Frame height: 45.25 in, Frame width: 57 in
Title:
The Lewis and Clark Expedition
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Gloss:
Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led the United States government's first official exploration of the western part of the North American continent. Their 1804-1806 exploring party did not include an artist, so visual images of the land and its features were not a significant part of their report. In the following years artists have commemorated and interpreted the expedition. Burnham depicted the leaders in a lush, idyllic landscape that portrays the West as a type of Garden of Eden.
Inscription:
LR: Burnham,/Painter/Troy
Publication:
Magazine: Field & Stream, Times Mirror Magazines, Inc., November 1994, The Right Stuff by Jim Merritt, page 42-43.
Accession Number:
21.78

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