Skinner

Auctioneers and Appraisers

William Henry Jackson (American, 1843-1942) West End Grand Canon of the Arkansas Looking East

Auction:
2388
Lot:
176
Sold for:
$294$250

social_share

Inquire

Tabs

About

Auction:
Discovery - 2388
Location:
Bolton
Date / Time :
November 29, 2007 10:00AM

Description:

William Henry Jackson (American, 1843-1942)

West End Grand Canon of the Arkansas Looking East
Printed "JACKSON, Photo...DENVER" l.r., title inscribed on the reverse.
Albumen print mounted on board, image size 22 x 17 in. (55.9 x 43.2 cm), unframed.
Condition: Water damage, staining, foxing, tear c.l., abrasions, board warped, surface grime.
N.B. Over the course of his nearly 80-year career, Jackson established himself as an artist, illustrator, and one of the most important photographers of the American West. Jackson began his career as a photographic retoucher in Vermont before serving in the 12th Vermont Infantry for the Union Army during the American Civil War. After his service, Jackson traveled to California by wagon then moved to Omaha, where he set up a photography studio. In 1870 he was assigned official photographer for the U.S. Geological and Geographical Survey of Ferdinand V. Hayden. Traveling with artists Thomas Moran and William H. Holmes, he took photographs of the Yellowstone region.
Estimate $300-500

Keywords

William Henry Jackson, DENVER, artist , illustrator, 12th Vermont Infantry, Union Army, Vermont, Omaha, official photographer , William H. Holmes, Yellowstone, Thomas Moran, Jackson, Sierra Nevada, Yellowstone National Park, Yosemite National Park

Departments

Specialists