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Catalog Number 1977.04.21
Object Name Painting
Artist DeCamp, Ralph E. (1858-1936)
Dimensions H-36 W-59 inches
Medium oil on canvas
Date 1933-1936
Notes This painting is a depiction of the Gates of the Mountains at sunset. Placid, blue-green water covers the foreground. Steep, rocky cliffs rise above the river on either side, in the middle ground. There are mountains in the background. The cliff walls facing the sun are illuminated and reflect brightly in the water. The mountain tops are also illuminated while the east-facing slopes are in shadow. There is a bright yellow-orange glow in the sky in the upper right corner, while the rest of the sky is blue with thin gray clouds.

This is the last painting of the Gates that DeCamp ever did, he finished painting it after he moved to Chicago.
Search Terms Landscape
Missouri River
Gates of the Mountains