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Thomas Eakins, American, 1844 - 1916

Geography:
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America

Date:
1892

Medium:
Oil on canvas

Dimensions:
24 x 20 inches (61 x 50.8 cm) Framed: 30 5/8 x 26 1/4 x 2 13/16 inches (77.8 x 66.7 x 7.1 cm)

Curatorial Department:
American Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1929-184-12

Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Thomas Eakins and Miss Mary Adeline Williams, 1929

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Label:
Eakins returned from a stay in the Bad Lands of the Dakota Territory with the cowboy's fringed buckskin suit worn here by Eakins's colleague and student, Franklin Schenck. Posed in Eakins's studio, Schenck sings and plays the guitar while Samuel Murray watches and listens in an evocation of life on a ranch that one critic called "romantic," an unusual description for an Eakins work.

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