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Carleton E. Watkins

Cathedral Spires, Yosemite Valley

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October 5, 04:19 PM GMT


40,000 - 60,000 USD

Lot Details


Carleton E. Watkins

1829 - 1916

Cathedral Spires, Yosemite Valley

mammoth-plate albumen print, mounted, with title and 'No. 22' in pencil on the reverse, framed, 1865-66

image: 20 ¾ by 15 ½ in. (52.7 by 39.4 cm.)

frame: 33 ⅛ by 27 ⅛ in. (84.1 by 68.9 cm.)

Private collection, New England

Grogan & Company, Boston, 5 November 2017, Lot 94

Peter E. Palmquist and Jeffrey Fraenkel, Carleton E. Watkins: Photographs 1861–1874 (San Francisco, 1989), no. 39

Weston Naef and Christine Lewis-Hult, Carleton Watkins: The Complete Mammoth Photographs (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2011), cat. no. 166

Prints of this image are in the following collections: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven (WA 19XX.198.4:5); Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, New York (1976-23-30); Denver Art Museum (1991.362); J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles (84.XP.787.5); Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (1970.540.2 and 1972.643.7); and New York Public Library.