Feb 7, 2007

View of Lake Pepin, Minnesota

View of Lake Pepin, Minnesota


Robert S. Duncanson

(American, 1821–1872)

Oil on canvas

Framed: 38.5 x 63 x 6.5 cm (15 3/16 x 24 13/16 x 2 9/16 in.); Unframed: 30.2 x 54.5 cm (11 7/8 x 21 7/16 in.)

Gift of William Macbeth 1947.198


Did you know?

The sport of waterskiing was invented on Lake Pepin in 1922.


Duncanson was the first African American painter to achieve recognition at home and abroad. Although most of his career was spent in Cincinnati, he painted this calm, panoramic scene during a journey up the Mississippi River to Canada, which he likely made to escape the upheaval of the Civil War. Duncanson worked in Montreal and London, England, before returning home after the war.

See also
American - Painting
Type of artwork: 
Oil on canvas

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