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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[Part of the Trunk of the "Grizzly Giant" with Clark - Mariposa Grove - 33 feet diameter]
Carleton Watkins (American, 1829 - 1916)
Yosemite, California, United States (Place created)
negative 1861; print about 1866
Albumen silver print
40.3 x 52.9 cm (15 7/8 x 20 13/16 in.)
Carleton Watkins's guide into Yosemite Valley, Galen Clark, stands at the thirty-three foot wide base of a sequoia tree known as "the grizzly giant," legitimizing the larger-than-life tales of the western wilderness. The sequoia's fallen branches at Clark's feet are so large they are the size of ordinary trees. After
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