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Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas. Photography by Dwight Primiano.
Title:

View of St. Louis


Artist: Leon Pomarede (ca. 1807 - 1892)
Date: ca. 1832-1835
Dimensions:
29 x 39 in. (73.7 x 99.1 cm)
Framed: 36 1/2 in. × 46 1/4 in. × 3 in.
Medium: Oil on canvas
Credit Line: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, 2007.16
Place Depicted:
On View
Accession Number: 2007.16
ProvenanceUnknown, ca. 1875-1940s; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Ziern, Jr., St. Louis, MO, 1940s; by descent in the family; (William Reese Company, New Haven, CT), 2006; purchased by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR, 2007
Label TextSt. Louis, the “Gateway to the West,” was a thriving metropolis and trade center during the 1800s. Explorers, fur trappers, hunters, merchants, and settlers all passed through the busy hub on the Mississippi River.

Leon Pomarede, a Frenchman who immigrated to the US around 1830, lived and worked in St. Louis for over 50 years. Here, he captured the bustling activity of ferryboat traffic. He took this view from the Illinois side of the river, looking west toward the city on the opposite bank.
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