Item: Dance in a country tavern

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Record Number: 119
Call number: Bb 61 K 89
Artist: John Lewis Krimmel, 1786-1821
Lithographer: Childs & Lehman
Date of Original: circa 1833 - 1834
Original Format: Prints › Lithographs › Chromolithographs
Dimensions: Dimensions of image, 27.5 by 20 cm
Image description: Color lithograph by George Lehman of Childs & Lehman, from a drawing by artist John Lewis Krimmel (1786-1821), depicting a lively scene in a country tavern. Patrons are shown dancing, drinking, canoodling, and smoking while an African American man plays the fiddle.

Born in Germany, Krimmel emigrated to Philadelphia in 1809 and soon became a member of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Krimmel was a painter of genre scenes and was among the first artists in America to portray free blacks.