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Thomas Eakins, American, 1844 - 1916

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


Oil on canvas

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

* Gallery 218, American Art, second floor (Provident National Bank Gallery)

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

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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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