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Whitney Western Art Museum

Makers
Jackson, William H.
Descriptions
watercolor on paper 128
Names
Painting 860
Subjects
Fortress Other 266
Dimensions:
sight height: 9.5 in, sight width: 14.25 in, Frame height: 16.875 in, Frame width: 20.875 in
Title:
Fort Hall, Idaho
Gloss:
Both W. H. Jackson (photographer) and Thomas Moran (artist) accompanied the 1871 Hayden expedition to survey the Yellowstone region. Jackson was to become one of the pioneering photographers of the West. After a distinguished career as a photographer, Jackson took up painting. This view of Fort Hall is one of a number of works he produced from sketches preserved in the diaries he kept of his travels in the West.
Inscription:
LR: W H Jackson, LL: c.
Remarks:
Provenance: 1960 BBM catalog and MJA collection inventory refer to this as "Fort Laramie and Encampment". One of eight original illustrations from the book "Westward America", according to MJA collection inventory. (10/20/88 EAB)
Accession Number:
5.59

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