Panning Gold, California

William McIlvaine, Jr. (American, 1813–1867)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 522, fig. 115

Dimensions

Sheet: 47.3 x 69.9 cm (18 5/8 x 27 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

51.2534

Medium or Technique

Watercolor over graphite pencil on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

Near Sonora on the Tuolumne River. Bearded miner seated on rock center, panning gold; another with shovel standing behing him on shore left. Camps on either side of river, deep defile center, mountains in distance.

Inscription

LL in watercolor: California- McIlvaine-

Provenance

Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA November 8, 1951

Credit Line

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