Sale 610 Lot 24

* POWELL & CO., publisher -- After George Caleb Bingham

Jolly Flat Boat Men. Mezzotint with hand-coloring, New York, 1847, image 538 x 608 mm (sheet 578 x 680 mm), on wove paper, with margins, laid down on backing board, marginal mat burn, 4 1/2-in. tear crossing image repaired, short marginal tear left margin, minor surface abrasions lower margin, matted and framed. George Caleb Bingham's "first genre painting to receive much attention was 'Jolly Flatboatmen'...He has preserved with realism and humor, certain characteristics in old-time Missouri life" (DNB).

Estimate $2,000-3,000

Provenance: Purchased at Parke-Bernet, sale 3254, lot 6, 27 October 1971; Exhibited Bingham's World, Mid-America Arts Alliance, 1983.

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