Carleton Watkins: From Where the View Looked Best (February 15 to June 4, 2000)
- The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), February 15 to June 4, 2000
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[Young Orchard, Palermo, Butte County]
Carleton Watkins (American, 1829 - 1916)
Butte County, California, United States (Place Created)
Albumen silver print
38.2 × 54.3 cm (15 1/16 × 21 3/8 in.)
In 1880 Carleton Watkins spent almost two weeks in Los Angeles, where he was transfixed by the process of water transforming a vacant landscape into bountiful fields. In this picture of a young orchard, the receding rows of saplings create a compelling