Benton Works

Object Details

Title:

Benton Works

Artist/Maker(s):

Carleton Watkins (American, 1829 - 1916)

Culture:

American

Date:

1860

Medium:

Salted paper print

Dimensions:

35.2 x 41.8 cm (13 7/8 x 16 7/16 in.)

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Benton Works mill (and dam) was in the vast Las Mariposas mining estate controlled by John C. Frémont and his wife, Jessie Benton Frémont. Watkins's commission drew upon his prior experience with mother lode mining subjects.

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.)