Audubon, John Woodhouse (1812-1862), American, artist (based on original by) (artist)
[not before 1850]
BANC PIC 1963.002:0303--B
painting on tinted paper: ink, wash, and gouache
16.8 x 30.6 cm.
Mining camp with several tents and two wooden houses surrounded by high mountains in distance. This site was apparently located
half mile above Coloma (where Sutter's Mill was located) in northwest canyon of American Fork of Sacramento River.
Supplied title. Signature (LR): Taber. Handwritten on mount (modern) (LL): The discovery of gold mining camp; (LR): N[orth]
W[est] Canyon, American fork of Sacramento River/1/2 mile above Coloma, May 4. 1850/ from a drawing by [M.R.?] Audobon (James
Woodhouse?). Note from Inventory Sheets: Art Department/The Century Co., Older coded catalogue or price numbers on mat and
on both sides of drawing's mount; various historical notes (the above apparently transcribed from previous mount). Possibly
used for illustration or reproduction.