The Departure from the Wood River Encampment

The Departure from the Wood River Encampment
Inventory
Collection Number: 
17235
Building: 
Current Location: 
Missouri Valley Room
Floor: 
5th
Object Description
Artist: 
Artist Dates: 
1948-Current
Artist Nationality: 
American
Object Type: 
Details: 
This is a color print of a painting depicting the Lewis and Clark Expedition beginning its journey afloat the Missouri River by Gary Lucy.
Framed: 
Yes
Length: 
32 inches
Width: 
1 inch
Height: 
26 inches
Description: 

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.

Reproduce the Work in Library publications/publicity, including film or videotape: 
Yes
Make slides or videotapes for educational use: 
Yes
Permit the general public to photograph the work : 
Yes