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Stories Behind the Portraits: Shubael Allen

George Caleb Bingham painted Shubael Allen and Dinah Ayres Trigg (Mrs. Shubael Allen) in 1835 in Liberty, Missouri, when he was 23 and on his first trip as an itinerant portrait artist.  These three-quarter portraits, awash in light, demonstrate the artist’s simple, flat, … Continue reading

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