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Object Name Painting
Title Daniel Boone
Catalog Number 1939.168
Creator Allen, William C.
Date ca. 1839
Material(s) Oil on canvas
Dimensions H-103 W-64.5 inches
Description This is a painting of Daniel Boone. It features a background of forest with a trail on the upper left side of the painting. The end of the trail is lighter than the trail through the woods. Boone is sitting a rocks on the right side of the painting facing the left. He is holding a rifle that is sitting on his left leg. His left hand is holding the barrel and his right is holding the stock. He is wearing a fringed buckskin coat and leggings. The leggings have beadwork on them. Boone has long dark hair and sideburns. He has the strap of a beaded bag over his left shoulder. There is a dog on the left side of the painting at Boone's feet. The dog's body is facing right but its head is turned toward the left. There is a white bag and knife on the rocks to Boone's left. There is a small waterfall on the right side of the painting and a patch of grass on the left side in the foreground.
Notes Boone was born in 1734 and died in 1820.
Collection KHS Museum Collection
People Allen, William C.
Boone, Daniel
Subjects Explorers
Guns
Dogs
Search Terms Boonesboro
Boonesborough (Ky.)
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS