A New Interpretation of Bingham's Fur Traders Descending the Missouri

Adams, Henry
December 1983
Art Bulletin;Dec83, Vol. 65 Issue 4, p675
Academic Journal
Presents an interpretation of the painting 'Fur Traders Descending the Missouri,' by George Caleb Bingham. Suggestion that 'Fur Traders Descending the Missouri' and the painting 'Indian Figure-Concealed Enemy' were originally conceived by Bingham as pendants; Comparison of the two paintings; Attempt of Bingham to emulate the themes of the paintings of Claude Lorrain in 'Fur Traders Descending the Missouri.'


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