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Thomas Eakins: The Rowing Pictures

June 23 – September 29, 1996
East Building, Ground Floor, Northeast

Thomas Eakins, The Biglin Brothers Racing, 1872, oil on canvas, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney, 1953.7.1

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: All of Eakins' known works of rowing subjects were shown, including 9 paintings and 14 works on paper. They were brought together for the first time from public and private American collections. Several of the paintings were displayed with preliminary sketches. A scull was hung in the East Building atrium at the exhibition entrance.

Organization: The exhibition was organized by Yale University Art Gallery. Helen Cooper, curator of American paintings and sculpture at Yale University Art Gallery, and Nicolai Cikovsky Jr., curator of American and British paintings at the National Gallery, were curators of the exhibition.

Sponsor: The exhibition was made possible by a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation, Inc., with additional support provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and Jan and Frederick Mayer.

Attendance: 98,212

Catalog: Thomas Eakins: The Rowing Pictures, by Helen A. Cooper et al. New Haven: Yale University Art Gallery, 1996.

Other Venues: Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, October 11, 1996–January 14, 1997
Cleveland Museum of Art, February 15–May 15, 1997

Eakins, Thomas
American, 1844 - 1916