Doing Nothing

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Oil on canvas
Overall: 14 x 12 in. ( 35.6 x 30.5 cm ) frame: 21 1/2 x 19 1/2 x 3 in. (21 1/2 x 19 1/2 x 3 in.)
Inscribed on reverse in ink: Geo. H. Yewell Artist / First Picture / Painted 1852
Koke, Richard J., American Landscape and Genre Paintings in the New-York Historical Society, Vol. I, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1982, pp. 306-7. Guerra, Alfred A., "George Henry Yewell's Muscatine Opposition: Political Cartoon and Microcosm of Iowa Railroad History, unpublished manuscript, June 2003, p. 23. Guerra, Alfred A., "The Iowa Railroad Wars and George Henry Yewell's 'Muscatine Opposition,'", Nineteenth Century, Spring 2005, Vol. 25, No. 1, pp. 19-23. Guerra, Alfred A., An Analysis of George Henry Yewell's 1852 Painting Doing Nothing, unpublished manuscript, June 2007.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Reverend George S. Webster
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group