Exhibitions/ Art Object

City of Rocks, Utah

Artist:
Timothy H. O'Sullivan (American, born Ireland, 1840–1882)
Date:
1867
Medium:
Albumen silver print from glass negative
Dimensions:
Image: 22.2 x 29.1 cm (8 3/4 x 11 7/16 in.) Mat: 47.9 x 61 cm (18 7/8 x 24 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Gilman Collection, Purchase, Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee Gift, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.100.1205
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed in pencil on print, verso BL: "City Rocks on [undecipherable] Wall - Utah // Granite"
Alfred Rudolph Waud; [John Coplans]; Gilman Paper Company Collection, New York, October 12, 1977

Naef, Weston J., and James Wood. Era of Exploration: The Rise of Landscape Photography in the American West, 1860–1885. Buffalo: Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1975. no. 44.



From the King Expedition, 1867-72; City of Rocks, now a national reserve, was located in the Utah Territory at the time this photograph was taken, in 1867. In 1872, however, the Idaho-Utah boundary survey placed the City of Rocks in Idaho Territory. [Emily Shutt]
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