George Caleb Bingham (1811-1879) was an important early painter of the western frontier in the mid-19th century. His strong, confident figures in “Boatmen on the Missouri”, 1846, reflect the sturdy optimism, growing industry, and golden promise of westward expansion.
The Fine Art Museums of San Francisco
Reference: inscription on back of stamp
This stamp was one of the "Four Centuries of American Art" commemorative stamps issued on August 27, 1998, in Santa Clara, California. The pane features twenty American paintings. An inscription on the back of each stamp describes the painting and artist.
Scott Catalogue USA: 3236f
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Museum ID: 2000.2021.158