Untitled [Valparaiso, Chile]

Object Details

Title:

Untitled [Valparaiso, Chile]

Artist/Maker(s):

Unknown

Attributed to Carleton Watkins (American, 1829 - 1916)

Culture:

American

Place(s):

Valparaiso, Chile (Place created)

Date:

about 1852

Medium:

Daguerreotype

Dimensions:

Plate: 16.5 x 21.6 cm (6 1/2 x 8 1/2 in.)

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In the winter of 1852 Watkins went to New York via Panama to secure merchandise for Huntington, Hammond and Company. He returned with an entire shipload of goods aboard the SS Michael Angelo, which traveled around Cape Horn, stopping in Chile, Peru, Panama, and Mexico–a journey that took almost six months. Watkins could have made this daguerreotype in May or June of 1852.

Exhibitions
Dialogue Among Giants: Carleton Watkins and the Rise of Photography in California (October 14, 2008 to March 1, 2009)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), October 14, 2008 to March 1, 2009, (Cat.)