Train

Media - 1983.95.107 - SAAM-1983.95.107_1 - 7374
Copied Edward Mitchell Bannister, Train, ca. 1875-1880, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Frederick and Joan Slatsky, 1983.95.107
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Artwork Details

Title
Train
Date
ca. 1875-1880
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
68 14 in. (15.321.0 cm.)
Credit Line
Gift of Frederick and Joan Slatsky
Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Architecture — vehicle — train
  • Architecture — bridge
Object Number
1983.95.107

Artwork Description

Edward Bannister’s painting shows a train cutting through a rural landscape, where a railroad trestle interrupts the flow of the stream below. These familiar signs of progress in the nineteenth-century landscape highlight a concern shared by many of Bannister’s fellow painters, who worried that industrialization would soon destroy their nation’s natural beauty.