Doing Nothing

Doing Nothing
Doing Nothing
Title
Doing Nothing
Date 
1852
Medium 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions 
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.)
Credit Line 
Gift of the Reverend George S. Webster
Object Number 
1933.8
Inscriptions 
Inscribed on reverse in ink: Geo. H. Yewell Artist / First Picture / Painted 1852
Bibliography 
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Alfred A., "George Henry Yewell's Muscatine Opposition: Political Cartoon and Microcosm of Iowa Railroad History, unpublished manuscript, June 2003, p. 23.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 Guerra, Alfred A., An Analysis of George Henry Yewell's 1852 Painting Doing Nothing, unpublished manuscript, June 2007.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group