Fort Owen, Bitter Root Valley, Montana

1865
Peter Peterson Tofft (Danish (active in the United States and England), 1825–1901)


Place Depicted: Montana Territory, United States

Dimensions

Sheet: 15.4 x 23.2 cm (6 1/16 x 9 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

50.3874

Medium or Technique

Watercolor on paper

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

Now Stevenville Montana. Fort built by Major John Owen. In foreground three Indians and two tepees right. Man on skis left; fort enclosure beyond, with tower at two corners.

Inscription

Lower left in wash: monogram TOF; Inscribed on verso in graphite: Fort / Owen Bitterroot Valley/ Montana / in 1865

Provenance

Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA December 14, 1950

Credit Line

Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875