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Two Views of the Valley of the Yosemite, (painting)

Artist:
Butman, F.
Medium:
Oil/canvas
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. [not numbered]
Oil painting. 1st premium. Pl. $20. [P. 192.] Oil Paintings on Canvas.--First premium, F. Butman, San Francisco. . . . Of all the discovered phases of her beauty, the valley of the Yosemite thus far stands unrivaled. . . . The two views here presented are very felicitous, excelling in consummate finish, with generic drawing and subtleties of effect. To accomplish these qualities, strength of tone and color have been somewhat sacrificed, but the comparative monotony of hue is compensated for in the rendering of other truths. The vaporous atmosphere in the distance of one picture, in consonance with the idea of falling waters, and the matted profusion of boughs, foliage, and rocks, somewhat in the style of Doughty to the right, are inimitable; as is the stream in the middle ground of the other. . . . Here we perceive the ever-moving, ever-living waters piercing the dark recesses of the rocks; there ascending like a misty vail over the rugged sides of the enduring granite. . . . [Pp. 277-278; excerpted from a detailed description of the two views, which includes a "comparison between the Yosemite and some parts of Switzerland, drawn by Rev. P.V. Veeder and published in 'Hutching's California Magazine.'"]
Transactions of the State Agricultural Society.
Artist address: San Francisco.
Topic:
Landscape--Valley--Yosemite Valley
Landscape--California--Yosemite
Landscape--Park--Yosemite National Park
Western
Landscape--Waterfall
Control number:
AECI 02610087
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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