Fort Defiance I

1851–52
Seth Eastman (American, 1808–1875)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik (1962) cat. 262

Dimensions

Sheet: 20.4 x 26.7 cm (8 1/16 x 10 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

54.1687

Medium or Technique

Graphite on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Fort Defiance, Navajo country. Canoncito Bonito. Visited in 1851 and 1852. Buildings of fort laid out in a square in valley. Hills in background. Study for no. 54.1678.

Inscription

Inscribed above in graphite: Fort Defiance - Navajo Country at 9the canyon [struck out]) / Cañoncito Bonito - constructed of logs - visited in 1851.x52. Sept.

Provenance

Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA December 9, 1954

Credit Line

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