five nude boys (four seated, one standing) on rocks in the water; one boy points and standing boy appears to be yelling; trees on opposite bank; study for Alexander Grinager's painting "Boys Bathing", 47.23 .

Study for Alexander Grinager's Boys Bathing, c. 1894

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Grinager made this photographic study for Boys Bathing onsite along the banks of the Mississippi River, down by Bohemian Flats (between the current 10th Avenue and Washington Avenue bridges). A stamp on the verso reveals that the image was processed by a photo studio on Nicollet Avenue, just down the street from Grinager’s painting studio. Undoubtedly, some of the boys who are featured in this photograph eventually appeared in the final Boys Bathing composition.

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Study for Alexander Grinager's Boys Bathing
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2006.60.1
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five nude boys (four seated, one standing) on rocks in the water; one boy points and standing boy appears to be yelling; trees on opposite bank; study for Alexander Grinager's painting "Boys Bathing", 47.23 .