Hunting for Rail by Thomas Eakins - Print

$ 18.00


"Eakins enjoyed hunting waterfowl with his father and friends in the tidal marshes of New Jersey’s Delaware River. In addition to a severe case of malaria, the 1873 expeditions resulted in a series of works, including this painting. Hunting for rail—small game birds that populate marshes—is possible only at high tide when the "pusher" can propel the flat-bottomed boat through the thick reeds. Here, three pairs of sportsmen are shown in a frieze-like composition with nearly microscopic detail. Cleverly, Eakins depicts them in the successive phases of the hunt: loading the gun; steadying the boat and waiting; and taking aim."

Original painting by Thomas Eakins, 1874.
b. 1844.
d. 1916.


Measures differentiate upon selection.

Made of heavy, textured watercolor paper.

Printed in Utah.