William Sydney Mount (American, 1807–1868). Caught Napping (Boys Caught Napping in a Field), 1848. Oil on canvas. Brooklyn Museum, 39.608.
While not the exact painting that Whitman referred to in the passage, this work is from around the time of the exhibition.
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052
Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum
Get detailed directions
Wednesday: 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Thursday: 11 a.m.–10 p.m. Friday–Sunday: 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Get suggested contribution info
Telephone: (718) 638-5000
TTY: (718) 399-8440