Click here to hear Shep Jones' Hornpipe, but make sure you can see the whole painting.
Dance of the Haymakers, 1845
Oil on Canvas
62.4 x 76.0 (24.5 x 29.9)
Inscription: (bottom left) Wm. S. Mount/1845
The song, Shep Jones' Hornpipe, inspired William to paint this painting. It was composed by Shep Jones, Mount's neighbor and fiddler in the painting. Look at the painting as you listen to the song and try to imagine the people dancing to this music.
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