Record 1: HORSE THIEF      
"Horse Thief" by George Caleb Bingham, CRS # 1

Copyright 2005-2012 George Caleb Bingham Catalogue Raisonne Supplement
Fred R. Kline, M.A., Editor & Director, Independent Art Historian
President, Kline Art Research Associates

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  GEORGE CALEB BINGHAM, American, 1811-1879 
  Oil on canvas 
  29 x 35 ¾ inches


1852, New York City  



Goupil & Co

Collection of the artist

Nathaniel Phillips, St. Louis & Boston

Collection of the artist

Clara Bingham King, Stephenville, Texas

By descent in the family of Clara Bingham King

Private Collection, Texas

Nick Brock Antiques, Dallas, Texas

Private Collection






Catalogue        Raisonne: 


The George Caleb Bingham Catalogue Raisonne Supplement of Paintings and Drawings ("Horse Thief"-CRS 1. )





“George Caleb Bingham, The Artist and His World”.  Curated by Paul Nagel.  The State Historical Society of Missouri, Main Gallery, University of Missouri,Columbia , MO.  April 22, 2005-August 19, 2005. "Horse Thief" featured with related drawings as a new discovery and exhibited with other Bingham paintings, drawings, and prints from the SHSM collection. Opening Lectures by Paul Nagel and Fred R. Kline

The George Caleb Bingham Catalogue Raisonne Supplement of Paintings and Drawings.  Fred R. Kline, Editor.  George Caleb Bingham, "Horse Thief"-CRS 1 .  Exhibited online at  Ongoing from April 2006, Santa Fe, NM  




Fred R. Kline. Leonardo's Holy Child.  "Horse Thief" illustrated and featured in Bingham Chapter "Wandering Paintings in Search of an Author," pp.176-225. Pegasus Books, New York and London, 2016


Paul Nagel. George Caleb Bingham, Missouri’s Famed Painter

 and Forgotten Politician.   "Horse Thief" illustrated full page in color p. 45 and noted as a new discovery on pp. 39-41. University of Missouri Press, 2005

Fred R. Kline, Editor.  The George Caleb Bingham Catalogue Raisonne Supplement of Paintings and Drawings. 

Record CRS # 1: "Horse Thief" & Published online at  Ongoing with revisions from 2006-2013.

Fred R. Kline. "George Caleb Bingham, Artist of Missouri and the American Frontier." Published online at

Complete Record     



  Complete Record & Research


    E. Maurice Bloch, The Paintings of George Caleb Bingham: A Catalogue Raisonne.  "Horse Thief"  # 548 (Attributed), page 269. University of Missouri Press, 1986.  

E. Maurice Bloch, George Caleb Bingham: A Catalogue Raisonne. "Horse Thief"  # 453 (Possible Painting), p.171. University of California Press, 1967.