Sea Captains Carousing in Surinam
Oil on bed ticking
Sea Captains Carousing in Surinam (1752-1758, by John Greenwood), the first genre painting in American art history, on loan from the Saint Louis Art Museum, illustrating the sort of tavern where discontent brewed in the Atlantic world, in an 18th-century version of “social networking.”
Saint Louis Art Museum, Museum Purchase
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