Feb 25, 2016 - Sale 2406

Sale 2406 - Lot 5

Price Realized: $ 5,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
Half Dome from Glacier Point, Yosemite. Mammoth-plate albumen print, 15 5/8x20 5/8 inches (39.7x52.4 cm.), on the original mount measuring 22x28 inches (55.9x71.1 cm.), with Watkins' credit and the title, in pencil, on mount recto. 1865-66

Additional Details

From the Estate of Nanette Sexton, whose doctoral dissertation titled Carleton E. Watkins: Pioneer California Photographer, 1829-1916 (Harvard, 1982), not only served as the foundation for much of the later research on Watkins, but was also one of the very first art history dissertations to focus on the photographic medium.

Watkins made this photograph looking north-northeast from Glacier Point toward Tenaya Canyon. His inventory number was 101.

Era of Exploration, pl. 22 and fig. 168.

Weston Naef and Christine Hult-Lewis, Carleton Watkins, The Complete Mammoth Photographs, cat. no. 266.