George Caleb Bingham, 1845 - Fur Traders Descending the Missouri - fine art print

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"Fur Traders Descending the Missouri" is an artwork by the painter George Caleb Bingham in 1845. The original creation has the following size: 29 x 36 1/2 in (73,7 x 92,7 cm) and was painted with the medium oil on canvas. Today, the artwork can be viewed in in the The Metropolitan Museum of Art's digital art collection. With courtesy of - The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Morris K. Jesup Fund, 1933 (public domain). Besides, the work of art has the creditline: Morris K. Jesup Fund, 1933. Furthermore, alignment of the digital reproduction is in landscape format and has a ratio of 1.2 : 1, meaning that the length is 20% longer than the width. George Caleb Bingham was a male politician, painter, university teacher from United States, whose artistic style can be classified as Romanticism. The American artist was born in the year 1811 in Augusta county, Virginia, United States, county and passed away at the age of 68 in the year 1879 in Kansas City, Jackson county, Missouri, United States.

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Article details

Article type: fine art reproduction
Method of reproduction: reproduction in digital format
Manufaturing technique: UV print / digital printing
Origin of the product: Germany
Stock type: on demand production
Proposed product use: art print gallery, wall decoration
Alignment of the image: landscape format
Image aspect ratio: 1.2 : 1 (length : width)
Image ratio meaning: the length is 20% longer than the width
Material options: metal print (aluminium dibond), acrylic glass print (with real glass coating), poster print (canvas paper), canvas print
Canvas on stretcher frame (canvas print) sizes: 60x50cm - 24x20", 120x100cm - 47x39", 180x150cm - 71x59"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) size variants: 60x50cm - 24x20", 120x100cm - 47x39", 180x150cm - 71x59"
Poster print (canvas paper) options: 60x50cm - 24x20", 120x100cm - 47x39"
Aluminium print variants: 60x50cm - 24x20", 120x100cm - 47x39"
Picture frame: not available

Background data about the unique work of art

Artwork title: "Fur Traders Descending the Missouri"
Categorization of the work of art: painting
General category: modern art
Time: 19th century
Created in the year: 1845
Age of artwork: around 170 years
Original medium of artwork: oil on canvas
Original size (artwork): 29 x 36 1/2 in (73,7 x 92,7 cm)
Museum / collection: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Place of the museum: New York City, New York, United States of America
Museum's webpage: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
License type: public domain
Courtesy of: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Morris K. Jesup Fund, 1933
Artwork creditline: Morris K. Jesup Fund, 1933

Artist table

Artist name: George Caleb Bingham
Aliases: Bingham George Caleb, Bingham G. C., George Caleb Bingham
Artist gender: male
Nationality of artist: American
Professions: politician, painter, university teacher
Country of origin: United States
Classification of the artist: modern artist
Styles of the artist: Romanticism
Lifespan: 68 years
Year of birth: 1811
Birthplace: Augusta county, Virginia, United States, county
Died: 1879
Place of death: Kansas City, Jackson county, Missouri, United States

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Original information about the work of art from The Metropolitan Museum of Art website (© Copyright - The Metropolitan Museum of Art - The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

On June 4, 1845, Bingham returned from a winter stay in central Missouri to St. Louis, bringing with him several paintings and many sketches. This apparently was one of the pictures that he brought with him, and he sent it later that year for sale to the American Art-Union. It was first called "French Trader & Half breed Son," but the Art-Union gave it the title by which it is now known. Bingham, whose earliest efforts were portraits, produced a masterpiece of genre painting with little precedent in his oeuvre. The strikingly spare, geometric composition and luminist light recall the paintings of William Sidney Mount, particularly his "Eel Spearing at Setauket" (New York State Historical Association, Cooperstown). The solemn, motionless scene immortalizes the vanished world of the American frontier, constructed for a northeastern audience. The tranquil work was submitted to the Art-Union as a possible companion to the more implicitly violent "The Concealed Enemy" (Stark Museum of Art, Orange, Texas), in which an armed Osage warrior lies in wait behind a boulder. The polar opposition of quietude, savagery, and frontier danger embodied in the paintings held enormous appeal for urban viewers. Bingham painted a similar, though less extraordinary, picture called "The Trapper's Return" (Detroit Institute of Arts) in New York in 1851.

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