List of illustrations

  • Thomas Eakins
  • The Prisoner
  • Home Scene
  • The Champion Single Sculls (Max Schmitt in a Single Scull)
  • John Biglin in a Single Scull
  • The College Regatta—The Finish
  • Regatta of Empire City Rowing Club at Harlem—The Ladies' Double Scull Race
  • James Hammill and Walter Brown, in their Great Five Mile Rowing Match for $4000 and The Championship of America
  • A College Regatta
  • Sheet music cover for a duet, Light May the Boat Row
  • Preparing for the Regatta on Saratoga Lake, The Yale Crew Returning from Their Practice
  • The Rowing Courses Used on the Schuylkill River
  • Max Schmitt
  • Sketch of Girard Avenue Bridge
  • Sketch of an oar (verso of Sketch of Girard Avenue Bridge)
  • Kathrin (Girl with a Cat)
  • The Biglin Crew, International Regatta at Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • The Schuylkill River Racecourse, Selected for the International Rowing Matches
  • The Pair-Oared Shell
  • The Pair-Oared Shell, perspective drawing
  • The Pair-Oared Shell, perspective drawing
  • The Biglin Brothers Racing
  • The Biglin Brothers Racing, detail
  • Bridge Study
  • The Biglin Brothers Racing, perspective drawing
  • The Biglin Brothers Turning the Stake
  • The Biglin Brothers Turning the Stake, detail
  • The Oarsmen
  • The Biglin Brothers Turning the Stake, perspective drawing
  • The Biglin Brothers Turning the Stake, perspective drawing
  • John Biglin in a Single Scull, perspective drawing
  • John Biglin in a Single Scull
  • John Biglin in a Single Scull
  • John Biglin in a Single Scull
  • The Schreiber Brothers (The Oarsmen)
  • The Schreiber Brothers, detail
  • The Schreiber Brothers, perspective study of rowers
  • The Schreiber Brothers, perspective study of bridge pier and water
  • The Schreiber Brothers, perspective study and plan
  • Oarsmen on the Schuylkill
  • Oarsmen on the Schuylkill, detail
  • Sketch of Max Schmitt in a Single Scull
  • Oarsmen on the Schuylkill, plan and cross-section
  • Oarsmen on the Schuylkill, perspective study
  • Mechanical Drawing: Three Spirals
  • Course of Linear Drawing Applied to the Drawing of Machinery: Delineation of Spirals
  • Hail Caesar! We Who Are About to Die Salute You (Ave Caesar! Morituri te salutant)
  • The Biglin Brothers Turning the Stake, photomicrograph showing incised lines
  • The Biglin Brothers Turning the Stake, photomicrograph showing prick marks outlining former planned positino for John Biglin's right arm
  • The Biglin Brothers Turning the Stake, photomicrograph showing drawing lines in scull
  • The Biglin Brothers Turning the Stake, diagram plotting locations of preliminary markings
  • The Biglin Brothers Racing, diagram plotting locations of preliminary markings
  • The Champion Single Sculls, diagram plotting locations of preliminary markings
  • The Biglin Brothers Turning the Stake, photomicrograph showing toning layer
  • The Pair-Oared Shell, detail of the horizon line showing wet-in-wet strokes
  • The Pair-Oared Shell, detail showing scratching with a sharp instrument to expose white underlayer
  • The Biglin Brothers Turning the Stake, photomicrograph of the sky, near the horizon, showing granular ocher layer
  • The Biglin Brothers Turning the Stake, detail of reflection showing the use of a blunt point to lift strokes of wet paint from the surface
  • The Biglin Brothers Turning the Stake, cross-section of sky
  • The Biglin Brothers Turning the Stake, detail showing washlike paint layer
  • The Biglin Brothers Turning the Stake, diagram of cross-section of sky
  • Professor Henry A. Rowland
  • Swimming
  • Salutat
  • Portrait of Dr. Samuel D. Gross (The Gross Clinic)
  • The Champion Single Sculls, detail with Quaker boat
  • The Champion Single Sculls, detail with Max Schitt in Josie
  • William Rush Carving His Allegorical Figure of the Schuylkill River
  • Rail Shooting
  • In Flanders Field—Where Soldiers Sleep and Poppies Grow
  • Holiday on the Hudson
  • Both Members of This Club
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Description: Thomas Eakins: The Rowing Pictures
We are pleased to present Thomas Eakins: The Rowing Pictures, the first exhibition to survey this extraordinary group of paintings, watercolors, and drawings by one of America’s greatest artists at the beginning of his career. Although other exhibitions have included some of the rowing pictures, never before have all the extant works been brought...
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Description: Thomas Eakins: The Rowing Pictures
Considered one of the greatest artists America has produced and the foremost realist of his time, Thomas Eakins (1844–1916) enjoys a well-established place in the history of art; equally well-established are the facts of his turbulent career. Painter, sculptor, and photographer, he was also an influential and inspiring teacher at the Pennsylvania Academy of...
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Description: Thomas Eakins: The Rowing Pictures
On Independence Day, 1870, Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins (1844–1916) returned to his native Philadelphia after three and a half years of rigorous artistic training in Europe (fig. 1). The date was auspicious: bristling with ambition, fearless and passionate, the twenty-six-year-old was eager to begin life as a professional artist in his own land.
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“I hope you have been boating,” Eakins wrote to his sister Caroline from Paris, “Our Schuylkill is so beautiful at this season.” Thomas Eakins to Caroline Eakins, October 8,1866. PAFA. Eakins loved rowing. He had learned to row long before he went to Europe and was an enthusiastic and knowledgeable oarsman...
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The ten perspective drawings Thomas Eakins made for his rowing paintings rank among the most remarkable works of his career. These drawings record the dimensions and positions of boats, rowers, and landscape elements with such precision that we can determine the time of day and orientation represented in each scene...
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The gathering together of all of the rowing paintings, related drawings, watercolors, and oil studies gives us a unique opportunity for an in-depth comparative study of Eakins’ oil paintings and invites inquiry into the processes he used to create them. The Biglin Brothers Turning the Stake (fig. 26), the largest and most ambitious painting in the...
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From the beginning of Thomas Eakins’ career in the early 1870s to the present, critics and scholars have consistently remarked on the “manly” nature of the artist’s works, but never have the masculine qualities of the paintings been explained. In...
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