Identification on verso (handwritten): Ben W. Sears (1846-1905) in his Sonora, Calif. studio about 1890-95. Photo shows Sears, holding a brush and palette, seated in front of three unidentified landscape paintings. Item appears to be a copy print.
Ben W. Sears in his studio, between 1890 and 1895 / unidentified photographer. Miscellaneous photographs collection. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
U.S. public domain
Donated 1975 by Kenneth M. Castro, whose connection to Sears is not known.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560