Skinner

Auctioneers and Appraisers

Photographs of the Far West by William Henry Jackson (1843-1942) and Carleton E. Watkins (1829-1916)

Auction:
2819T
Lot:
260
Unsold
 

social_share

Inquire

Tabs

About

Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2819T
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 27, 2015 12:00PM

Description:

Photographs of the Far West by William Henry Jackson (1843-1942) and Carleton E. Watkins (1829-1916)
Nine photographs of Yosemite likely taken by Watkins originally, published by Isaiah West Taber (1830-1912) in San Francisco, c. 1880-1890, including the following titles: Best General View of the Yosemite Valley from Mariposa Trail; Cathedral Rock; Cathedral Spires; El Capitan; Yosemite Falls; Royal Arches; North Dome; Mirror Lake; and Half Dome and Mirror Lake taken from Glacier Point; all on their original mounts, some fading to photos and spotting to mounts; mounts chipped; mounts are all 19 x 13 1/2 in.
[Together with] Three Jackson photographs: Grand Canon of the Arkansas; Balanced Rock, Garden of the Gods; and Garden of the Gods and Pike's Peak; all on the original mounts, photos measure 13 x 9 3/4 in. [and] an unidentified photograph from the same period of Seven Falls in Colorado Springs, titled on the mount in pencil, 13 x 9 3/4 in. (13)
Estimate $2,000-2,500


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Mirror Lake, William Henry Jackson, Yosemite Falls, Cathedral Rock, Cathedral Spires, Half Dome, Mariposa Trail, North Dome, Canon, Arkansas, Colorado, Seven Falls

Departments

Specialists