Timothy H. O'Sullivan (American, born Ireland, 1840–1882)
Albumen silver print from glass negative
Image: 19.7 x 27 cm (7 3/4 x 10 5/8 in.) Mount: 45.7 x 58 cm (18 x 22 13/16 in.) Mat: 47.9 x 61 cm (18 7/8 x 24 in.)
Gilman Collection, Purchase, Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee Gift, 2005
Not on view
Inscription: Printed in ink on mount below print, recto BR: "No."; Printed in ink on mount below print, recto BC: "U.S. // ENGINEER DEPARTMENT. // GEOLOGICAL EXPLORATION. // FORTIETH PARALLEL. // T.H. O'Sullivan, Photographer."; inscribed in pencil on mount, verso BL (illegible); verso BR: "Columnas (illegible) Trinity Mts Nevada"
[John Coplans]; Gilman Paper Company Collection, New York, October 12, 1977
Whitney Museum of American Art. "Perpetual Mirage: The Desert West in Photographic Books and Prints," June 27, 1996–September 22, 1996.
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. fig. 137.
Dingus, Rick. The Photographic Artifacts of Timothy O'Sullivan. 1st ed. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1982. 48.
Castleberry, May. Perpetual Mirage: Photographic Narratives of the Desert West. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1996. 58.