Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Denver Art Museum Buys Thomas Eakins Painting
The Denver Art Museum has purchased a painting called Cowboy Singing by Thomas Eakins, one of America's top artists. Ryan Warner speaks with Peter Hassrick, director of the Petrie Institute of Western American Art at the Denver Art Museum
Cowboy Singing by Thomas Eakins, ca. 1892. Oil on canvas, 24 x 20 inches (61 x 50.8 cm).Jointly acquired in honor of Peter H. Hassrick by the Denver Art Museum and the Anschutz Collection and by exchange from funds from 1999 Collectors' Choice, Sharon Magness, Mr. & Mrs. William D. Hewit, Carl & Lisa Williams, Estelle Rae Wolf - Flowe Foundation and the T. Edward and Tullah Hanley Collection.
Cowboy: Sketch for “Cowboys in the Badlands”, by Thomas Eakins, c. 1887.Oil on canvas (mounted on Masonite), 10 x 14 ¼ inches. Denver Art Museum; William Sr. and Dorothy Harmsen Collection, by exchange.
Cowboy: Study for “Cowboys in the Badlands”, by Thomas Eakins, 1887-1888. Oil on canvas, 20 ½ x 24 1/8 inches. Denver Art Museum; William Sr. and Dorothy Harmsen Collection, by exchange.
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