The Jolly Flat Boat Men

Thomas Doney, American, active 1844 - 1849
after George Caleb Bingham, American, 1811 - 1879



Hand-colored mezzotint and engraving on wove paper

Impression: 18 1/4 × 23 3/4 in. (46.4 × 60.3 cm)

Sheet: 21 × 25 1/8 in. (53.3 × 63.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Guernsey Center Moore 1904 Memorial Fund



Place Made: United States, North America


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, on plate, lower left: ENGRAVED BY G.C. BINGHAM ESQ.; lower right: ENGRAVED BY T. DONEY; lower center: THE JOLLY FLAT BOAT MEN. / From the Original painting distributed by the American Art Union in 1847. / New York Published by Geo. L. Appleton Printseller No. 6 Barclay St.

Exhibition History

American Intellectual and Cultural History Through the Civil War, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, History 30, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 10-September 6, 1992.

Boats, Trains and Things, Barrows Print Room, Hopkins Center Art Gallery, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, November 2-December 6, 1972.

The American Scene: Views of Everyday Life, 1840-1890, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, ArtH50, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 27-September 6, 1998.


Raymond G. Clifton (1895-1968), Pine Cupboard Antique Shop, Franklin, New Hampshire; sold to present collection, 1967.

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