Turning the Stake by Thomas Eakins

Turning the Stake by Thomas Eakins

Print Code: 821

Artist: Thomas Eakins
Art Print Title: Turning the Stake
Image size in millimetres (approx): 430 x 630
Open Edition | Fine Art Print
United States published print of this famous sporting artwork.  From the Cleveland Art Gallery catalogue "Eakins's painting celebrates athletic teamwork while commemorating an actual event, a famous rowing race that took place on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia during May 1872. Throngs of spectators line the riverbank and watch as Barney and John Biglin negotiate the tricky turn around a stake marking the halfway point in the contest. Their competitors, seen in the middle distance at the right, lag behind. The Biglin brothers won the race, cementing their status as the most celebrated oarsmen of the era. Trained in the United States and France, Eakins spent almost his entire artistic career in his hometown of Philadelphia. He is renowned for the unsentimental realism in his paintings, whose compositions he developed through painstakingly prepared figure and perspective drawings."

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