Train

  • 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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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.

Title
Train
Artist
Date
ca. 1875-1880
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
6 x 8 1/4 in. (15.3 x 21.0 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Frederick and Joan Slatsky

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Landscape – river
  • Architecture – bridge
  • Architecture – vehicle – train
Object Number
1983.95.107
Palette
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