The J. Paul Getty Museum

[Merced Group from Sentinel Dome]

Object Details

Title:

[Merced Group from Sentinel Dome]

Artist/Maker:

Carleton Watkins (American, 1829 - 1916)

Culture:

American

Date:

1865 - 1866

Medium:

Albumen silver print

Object Number:

84.XP.220.30

Dimensions:

39.1 × 52.1 cm (15 3/8 × 20 1/2 in.)

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Object Description

Mammoth. According to Erin Garcia 84.XP.220.32 is on the backside of the mount for 84.XP.220.30.

Provenance
Provenance
-1984

Daniel Wolf, Inc., sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1984.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
The Art of Photography: 1839 - 1989 (February 11 to December 23, 1989)
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, February 11 to April 30, 1989
  • National Gallery of Australia (Canberra), June 1 to August 1, 1989
  • Royal Academy of Arts (London), September 23 to December 23, 1989
Carleton Watkins: Western Landscape and the Classical Vision (March 13 to May 27, 1990)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu), March 13 to May 27, 1990
Pioneers of Landscape Photography: Carleton Watkins and Gustave Le Gray (September 1 to November 7, 1993)
  • Städtische Galerie im Städelsches Kunstinstitut (Frankfurt), September 1 to November 7, 1993
Capturing Time: A Celebration of Photographs (December 1, 1997 to March 1, 1998)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), December 1, 1997 to March 1, 1998
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
The Great Wide Open: Panoramic Photographs and Western Spaces (June 14 to September 9, 2001)
  • The Huntington Library (San Marino), June 14 to September 9, 2001
Yosemite: Art of an American Icon (September 24, 2006 to January 21, 2007)
  • Museum of the American West (Los Angeles), September 24, 2006 to January 21, 2007
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
Bibliography
Bibliography

Naef, Weston J. and James N. Wood. Era of Exploration: The Rise of Landscape Photography in the American West, 1860-1885, with an essay by Therese Thau Heyman (Buffalo: Albright-Knox Art Gallery; Boston: distributed by New York Graphic Society, 1975), pl. 14.

Wolf, Daniel. The American Space: Meaning in Nineteenth-Century Landscape Photography, edited and with notes by Daniel Wolf; introduction by Robert Adams (Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan University Press; Scranton, Pa.: Distributed by Harper & Row, 1983), pl. 8.

Fraenkel Gallery and Peter E. Palmquist. Carleton E. Watkins: Photographs, 1861-1874 (San Francisco: Fraenkel Gallery in association with Bedford Arts, 1989), pl. 37.