Train

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
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
68 14 in. (15.321.0 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Frederick and Joan Slatsky

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