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Revolution! The Atlantic World Reborn

November 11, 2011 - April 15, 2012

Sea Captains Carousing in Surinam

Sea Captains Carousing in Surinam
Title
Sea Captains Carousing in Surinam
Date 
1758-1758
Medium 
Oil on bed ticking
Description 
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.”
Credit Line 
Saint Louis Art Museum, Museum Purchase
Object Number 
256:1948
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group