Gary R. Lucy

The Departure from the Wood River Encampment

This print depicts the Lewis and Clark Expedition heading out on their journey west. There are three boats in view with the foremost occupied by Lewis and Clark themselves. They stand beneath a canopy pointing downriver while a crew of men powers the boat in that direction by rowing. Flags from the Early American colonies hang from each boat. The painting was originally titled "The Departure from the Wood River Encampment" an event that occurred on May 14th, 1804. Gary R. Lucy is a Missouri artist whose work focuses on historical themes and the realistic depiction of local wildlife.