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Catalog Number X1912.07.02
Title LEWIS AT BLACK EAGLE FALLS
Object Name Painting
Artist Paxson, Edgar S. (1852-1919)
Dimensions H-81 W-39 inches
Medium Oil on canvas
Date 1912
Notes In this painting, Paxson chose dramatic effect over historical accuracy. In reality, when Meriwether Lewis (standing) reached Black Eagle Falls on June 14, 1805, he was alone. Paxson did not indicate which member of the expedition the second figure represents.

Mural depicting two men, one standing and the other kneeling. Both wear buckskin and each holds a gun. There are trees and views of a river in the middle ground, and low hills in the distant background.
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Capitol Collection
Lewis and Clark