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Saint Louis in 1846

Artist
Henry Lewis, American (born England), 1819–1904
Date
1846
Material
Oil on canvas
Made in
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, North and Central America
Depicts
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Paintings
Current Location
Not on view
Dimensions
32 1/4 × 42 1/4 in. (81.9 × 107.3 cm)
framed: 41 3/4 × 51 3/4 × 3 1/4 in. (106 × 131.4 × 8.3 cm)
Credit Line
Eliza McMillan Trust
Rights
Public Domain
Object Number
170:1955
NOTES
Leafy green trees frame this view of the bustling St. Louis riverfront. Numerous steamboats docked near warehouses attest to the city’s status as a center of commerce in the mid-19th century. Across the river, a wagon train bound for Oregon has set up camp, perhaps waiting for a ferry to St. Louis. Though born in England, Henry Lewis lived in St. Louis for a number of years and made several trips along the Mississippi River, documenting the scenery.
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