Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History



  • [William H. Macdowell and Margaret Eakins in Saltville, Virginia], 1880–82
    Thomas Eakins (American, 1844–1916)
    Platinum print; 10 3/4 x 7 7/8 in. (27.4 x 20 cm)
    Gift of Charles Bregler, 1941 (41.142.2)

    This view, perhaps one of the earliest photographs by Thomas Eakins, shows William H. Macdowell, the Philadelphia engraver (later Eakins' father-in-law), the artist's sister, and two boys on a casual outing to Clinch Mountain, Virginia. The sitters rest on a rough-hewn bench in the shadow of a quarried rock wall that serves like a neutral studio backdrop or curtain for the summer tourists.

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  • [William H. Macdowell and Margaret Eakins in Saltville, Virginia], 1880–82
    Thomas Eakins (American, 1844–1916)
    Platinum print; 10 3/4 x 7 7/8 in. (27.4 x 20 cm)
    Gift of Charles Bregler, 1941 (41.142.2)

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