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The Stories Behind the Paintings: The Mill Boy, 1844, Part 1

A George Caleb Bingham painting for the Boonville Juvenile Clay Club Banner, The Mill Boy, 1844,  is both a genre work and a portrait.  As a banner/ genre work, the painting symbolically rallied delegates at the Whig convention. Imagine a political convention with … Continue reading

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