Young Henry Ford, circa 1876, with Waterwheel, by Irving R. Bacon, 1935

Summary

Henry Ford had his favorite artist Irving Bacon paint several scenes Henry remembered from his childhood. This painting depicts a dam and a waterwheel Henry and a group of friends installed in a small stream. Behind them is the Miller School building, which a grown up Henry moved to Greenfield Village.

Henry Ford had his favorite artist Irving Bacon paint several scenes Henry remembered from his childhood. This painting depicts a dam and a waterwheel Henry and a group of friends installed in a small stream. Behind them is the Miller School building, which a grown up Henry moved to Greenfield Village.

Artifact

Oil painting (Visual work)

Date Made

1935

Subject Date

circa 1876

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

00.28.13

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Oil paint (Paint)
Canvas

Technique

Oil Painting (Technique)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 30 in

Width: 26 in

Height: 34 in  (Frame)

Width: 30 in  (Frame)

Depth: 1.75 in  (Frame)

Inscriptions

Painted in black on left corner: IRVING R. BACON / COPYRIGHTED / 1935 Taped to frame upper right corner verso: M10300 Small paper sticker on edge of frame lower right side: 1657-6

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