"Daniel Boone Escorting Settlers through the Cumberland Gap" by George Caleb Bingham

This visual project combines digital images of Bingham paintings with original string music composed by Dana Mengel and performed by The Mengel Brothers String Duo. Individual Bingham paintings inspired many of these original Mengel compositions which are part of series called “Prairie Dances.”

George Caleb Bingham, Daniel Boone Escorting Settlers through the Cumberland Gap, 1851-52. Oil on canvas, 36 ½ x 50 ¼". Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis. Gift of Nathaniel Phillips, 1890.

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