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Benjamin Hawkins and the Creek Indians, (painting)

Catalog Data

Painter:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Hawkins, Benjamin  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Culture:
Indian  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Greenville County Museum of Art 420 College Street Greenville South Carolina 29601
Date:
1805
Notes:
Severens, Martha R., "Greenville County Museum of Art: The Southern Collection," New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1995, pg. 34.
Image on file.
Severens, Martha R., "Greenville County Museum of Art: The Southern Collection," New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1995, pg. 35.
Antiques (Nov. 1994): pg. 685.
The information provided about this artwork was compiled as part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture database, designed to provide descriptive and location information on artworks by American artists in public and private collections worldwide.
Summary:
Portrait of Benjamin Hawkins (1754-1818) on his plantation along the Flint River in central Georgia. Hawkins is seen teaching Creek Indians how to use a plow. Behind Hawkins, a Creek Indian carries a basket of corn from the back of a wagon. On the other side, a Creek mother nurses her child. The background is dotted with farm animals and small buildings along the Flint River.
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Figure group--Family--Mother & Child  Search this
Ethnic--Creek  Search this
Landscape--Georgia  Search this
Landscape--River--Flint River  Search this
Landscape--Farm  Search this
Architecture exterior--Farm  Search this
Object--Tool--Plow  Search this
Occupation--Farm--Harvesting  Search this
Control number:
IAP 48000021
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_352160