Thomas Eakins: The Biglin Brothers Racing

The Biglin Brothers Racing: Thomas Eakins

The Biglin Brothers Racing was painted in 1873 by American realist painter Thomas Eakins, and depicts the two men during a rowing race. The Biglin Brothers, James and Barney, were professional rowers at the height of their careers at the time this work – one of eleven paintings Eakins produced. This work is painted in Realist style and is notable for its play of light on the rippling water.

Thomas Eakins’s The Biglin Brothers Racing is in the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.

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