New George Caleb Bingham Portraits

 

Scroll down to see the hand of the same artist in all the images. Even as his technique matured, George Caleb Bingham’s distinctive style is visible. Links below the images provide detailed information.

These recently discovered portraits include:

Nearly 30 possible new Bingham portraits have been brought to the attention of Fine Art Investigations. Bingham’s name so dominated portraiture at the heart of the nation that memory of other artists was nearly obliterated. Even those attributed to Bingham by family tradition often prove to be ones by his colleagues or students. For the portraits on this page:

  • Provenance has been definitively established
  • All have been dated to ensure the artist and subject were in the same place at the given time
  • Thoroughly researched
  • Vetted by connoisseurs of the work of the Missouri Artist
  • Undergone scientific examination whenever possible

Portraits

George Caleb Bingham, Robert Patterson Clark, 1834-1835

George Caleb Bingham, Robert Patterson Clark, 1834-1835
Oil on Canvas, 30 x 25 inches
Private Collection (Reduced)

Robert P. Clark, 1834/1835

George Caleb Bingham, John A. Trigg

George Caleb Bingham, John A. Trigg, ca. 1844
Oil on Canvas, 30 inches x 25 inches
Private Collection

John A. Trigg, ca. 1844

Image of George Caleb Bingham portrait of Frances Annabelle Booker (Mrs. James W. George), ca. 1853

George Caleb Bingham, Frances Annabelle Booker (Mrs. James W. George), ca. 1853
Oil on Canvas, 14 x 17 inches
Private Collection

Frances B. George, ca. 1853

George Caleb Bingham, Major James Sidney Rollins, 1855-1856

George Caleb Bingham, Major James Sidney Rollins, 1855-6
Oil on canvas, 53 x 45 inches
McClain Collection
Jackson County Art Museum
Independence, Missouri

J.S. Rollins, ca, 1855/1856

Image of George Caleb Bingham portrait of Louisa Ann Conwell (Mrs. John Q. Watkins), 1867

George Caleb Bingham, Louisa Ann Conwell (Mrs. John Q. Watkins), ca. 1867
Oil on Canvas, 30 x 25 inches
Private Collection

Louisa A. Watkins, ca. 1867

Detail of George Caleb Bingham ca. 1869 Portrait of Julia George

George Caleb Bingham, Julia George, 1869
Oil on Canvas, 30 x 25 inches (oval)
Kenneth B. and Cynthia McClain Collection
Jackson County Art Museum
Independence, Missouri

Julia George, ca. 1869

George Caleb Bingham, Mrs Henry A Neill (Sarah Ann (Sallie) Elliott), 1871 (Detail)

George Caleb Bingham, Mrs Henry A Neill (Sarah Ann (Sallie) Elliott), 1871
Oil on Canvas, 30 x 25 inches
Private Collection (Detail)

Sallie A. Neill, ca. 1871

George Caleb Bingham, Judge Ephraim Allison, ca. 1872
Oil on Canvas 30 x 25 inches
Private Collection

Ephraim B. Allison, 1872