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[Trees in Calaveras Grove and Views of Yosemite, California]

Artist:
Carleton E. Watkins (American, 1829–1916)
Date:
ca. 1878
Medium:
Albumen silver prints from glass negatives
Dimensions:
Image: approximately 12.5 x 12.5 cm (4 15/16 x 4 15/16 in.) each Mount: 24 x 25.1 cm (9 7/16 x 9 7/8 in.) each Album: 24.8 x 26 x 3.2 cm (9 3/4 x 10 1/4 x 1 1/4 in.)
Classification:
Albums
Credit Line:
Gilman Collection, Gift of The Howard Gilman Foundation, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.100.556 (1–73)
Not on view
This exceptionally rare untitled album features seventy-three circular-format views made seventeen years after Watkins first photographed at Mariposa Grove and Yosemite. Half of the photographs are studies of the great sequoia trees in Calaveras Grove, the other half are landscapes of Yosemite. Watkins used a stereo camera with oversize plates then masked the negatives during the printing process.
Inscription: 1/2 brown leather, red-brown cloth, 4to.
12 prints are inscribed Watkins
The first 28 prints have ink manuscript titles
(sold Sotheby's London, Lot 32, December 9, 1983); Gilman Paper Company Collection, New York

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. "Carleton Watkins: The Art of Perception," May 28, 1999–September 7, 1999.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Carleton Watkins: The Art of Perception," October 5, 1999–January 9, 2000.

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. "Carleton Watkins: The Art of Perception," February 6, 2000–April 30, 2000.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Framing a Century: Master Photographers, 1840–1940," June 3, 2008–September 1, 2008.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Carleton Watkins: Yosemite," November 3, 2014–February 1, 2015.

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