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50 Masterworks to Celebrate 50 Years of Sotheby’s Photographs

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Carleton E. Watkins

'The Garrison, Columbia River'

Lot Closed

April 21, 02:21 PM GMT


250,000 - 350,000 USD

Lot Details


Carleton E. Watkins

1829 - 1916

'The Garrison, Columbia River'

a plate from the album Photographs of theColumbia River and Oregon (San Francisco: C. E. Watkins, 1872), mammoth-plate albumen print, on the original two-toned folio mount, with title in a contemporary calligraphic hand in ink, framed, circa 1867

image: 15 ¾ by 20 ⅝ in. (40 by 52.4 cm.)

frame: 29 by 33 ¾ in. (73.7 by 85.7 cm.)

The University Club, New York

Swann Galleries, New York, 10 May 1979

Collection of Margaret W. Weston

Sotheby's New York, Photographs from the Private Collection of Margaret W. Weston, 25 April 2007, Sale 8387, Lot 20, Hans P. Kraus, Jr., Inc., as agent

This print:

James Alinder, Carleton E. Watkins: Photographs of the Columbia River and Oregon (Carmel: The Friends of Photography in Association with the Weston Gallery, 1979), pl. 23

Douglas R. Nickel, Carleton Watkins: The Art of Perception (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1999), pl. 50

Passion and Precision: Photographs from the Collection of Margaret W. Weston (Monterey Museum of Art, 2003), p. 57