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Exhumation of the Mastodon

Description

Painted scene of numerous figures around a water-filled pit. Triangular wooden frame structure appears in center, to which buckets are attached on a pulley system. Artist and his family are represented center; other figures work in water, around waterwheel. Tents are seen in background.

Date

circa 1807

Materials

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

49 x 61.5 inches (69 x 56.6 inches)

Resource ID

2237

Credit Line

Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Gift of Bertha White in Memory of her husband, Harry White

Digital Publisher

Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture

Rights

This digital image is made available here for private study, scholarship, and research. Commercial and other uses are prohibited without the permission of the Maryland Center for History and Culture. For more information, visit the MCHC’s Reproductions and Permissions web page.