Grand Canon at the Foot of the Toroweap
ARTIST WILLIAM H. HOLMES
FROM A Tertiary History of the Grand Canon District
TITLE Grand Canon at the Foot of the Toroweap looking East
CONDITION Chromolithograph printed in tan, terracotta and brown. Published by Julius Bien (who also is known for his work with Audubon). Sheet size: 19 7/8 x 32 5/8 inches. Nicely framed.
DATE Survey by Dutton 1881, published in 1882
Beautiful examples of topographic drawing by an important western survey artist. Holmes, known for his work with Ferdinand V. Hayden on the first survey of the state of Colorado, produced some of his best work as he explored the Grand Canyon. Being a geologist and artist gave him an understanding of the unique landscape which the Grand Canyon presents. The Tertiary History of the Grand Canyon District has been called The most beautiful book by any of the government surveys" Great scale and wonderful color combine in these color lithographs of an important and well loved American landmark.
Price includes frame in figured dark wood, antique white mat and conservation glazing.