"Red Watermill" by E. Thomas depicts a red watermill with a stilled wheel and a house with smoke rising from its chimney. A boy and his dog explore the riverbank in the foreground, and a girl herds geese back to the farmyard on the other side of the river.
Edward Kirkbride Thomas, more commonly known as E. Thomas, was an artist who lived from 1817 to 1906. He was born in Philadelphia, and he enlisted in the Army and fought against the Seminole Indians in Florida. He traveled throughout the United States before settling in Detroit, where he died. He is known for his pastoral landscape scenes, and it is unknown if he had any formal artistic training.Learn More
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"The Blue Boy" painting was purchased in 1921 for $725,000. "The Blue Boy" has not been on auction since. Adjusting for inflation and assuming the painting has not appreciated in value, $725,000 equals an excess of 9 million dollars by 21st century standards.Full Answer >
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