"I am not one who was born in the custody of wisdom. I am one who is fond of olden times and intense in quest of the sacred knowing of the ancients." Gustave Courbet

20 March 2015

Happy birthday, Bingham.

Bingham, Fur Traders Descending the Missouri, 1845

George Caleb Bingham was born on this date in 1811.

To the beautiful belongs an endless variety. It is seen not only in symmetry and elegance of form, in youth and health, but is often quite as fully apparent in decrepit old age. It is found in the cottage of the peasant as well as the palace of kings. 

George Caleb Bingham

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