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Maker(s):Cole, Thomas
Culture:American (1801-1848)
Title:Daniel Boone at His Cabin at Great Osage Lake
Date Made:1826
Type:Painting
Materials:oil on canvas
Place Made:United States; Missouri; Femme Osage
Measurements:Frame: 45 1/8 in x 49 1/2 in x 3 1/4 in; 114.6 cm x 125.7 cm x 8.3 cm; Stretcher: 38 1/4 in x 42 5/8 in; 97.2 cm x 108.3 cm
Narrative Inscription:  On verso of canvas: "Boone sitting at the door of his cabin. Thos. Cole 1826."
Accession Number:  AC P.1939.7
Credit Line:Museum Purchase
P-1939-7.jpg

Description:
landscape; in 1799 Boone and his family settled in Missouri on the Femme Osage River, north of St. Charles.

Label Text:
In this youthful work, Hudson River painter Thomas Cole imagined the legendary American frontiersman Daniel Boone sitting outside his log cabin within a vast wilderness. The figure’s solitary placement recalls old master images of hermit saints; the dramatic landscape suggests the example of Salvator Rosa.
EEB, 2008

In this youthful work, Hudson River School painter Thomas Cole imagined the legendary American frontiersman Daniel Boone sitting outside his log cabin within a vast wilderness. The figure’s solitary placement recalls old master images of hermit saints; the dramatic landscape suggests the example of Salvator Rosa. The Mead’s first director Charles Morgan purchased this painting for the Fine Arts Department in 1939, ten years before the museum opened its doors.
EEB, 2008: 1821 Society brochure

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