Portrait of Vinnie Ream (1847-1914)
George Caleb Bingham (1811-1879)
Oil on canvas
Sculptor Vinnie Ream was born in Madison, allegedly in the city's first cabin, and became one of the best known Wisconsin natives of her time. When Vinnie was ten, her family moved from Madison, and they eventually settled in Washington, D.C., where Vinnie began to work with a local sculptor. While still a teenager, she received the federal commission to sculpt the Lincoln statue for the United States Capitol, and she went on to model portraits of many other prominent individuals. Noted artist George Caleb Bingham painted this portrait of Vinnie Ream in 1876, two years before her marriage to Richard Hoxie.
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