365 Days of Art: March 26 – Eakins Recovers from Dysentery or Food Poisoning

Thomas Eakins painting, The Biglin Brothers Racing, with two men rowing on river

The Biglin Brothers Racing, Thomas Eakins, 1872

March 26, 1869

Thomas Eakins writes a letter from Paris to his younger sister Fanny. In addition to mentioning the cold and damp, he reports:

the little water I put in my wine or something else gave me a week’s belly ache which I am now got rid of.