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The Champion Single Sculls

  • Also Known As: Max Schmitt in a Single Scull
  • Type: Painting

The Champion Single Sculls or, Max Schmitt in a Single Scull, is a painting by Thomas Eakins of his boyhood friend and champion rower, Max Schmitt (1843-1900). The oil on canvas commemorates Max Schmitt's victory in a 5 October 1870 rowing competition. The painting depicts Schmitt (foreground) on the Schuylkill River in southern end of Philadelphia's Fairmount Park. Eakins painted himself on a scull in the middle ground, beyond Schmitt. The view is from the river, north of a Pennsylvania Railroad bridge, which is just north of the Girard Avenue Bridge. The Girard Bridge shown in the picture (the three arch, red timber bridge in the far distance) was built 1852-55 but was deemed unsafe in December 1872. The Pennsylvania Railroad's stone arch Connecting Railway Bridge (middle distance) was built in 1867. The current Girard Avenue Bridge was built 1969-72. - AsNotedIn




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Y/M/D Association Description Place Locale Food Event
1871/00/00 Thomas Eakins Painter Max Schmitt in a Single Scull - created

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Particulars for The Champion Single Sculls:
Art Attribute American Art
Art Medium Canvas
Art Medium Oil
Art Type Painting art of using colored substance to create a picture
Sport Rowing




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