Detail View: John Russell Bartlett Collection: JRB010

Record number: 
JRB010
Title: 
Casa Grandes, near the River Gila—Arizona
Place: 
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument near Coolidge, Arizona
Date: 
July 12, 1852
Image technique: 
watercolor on coarse-textured paper
Image dimensions: 
9.9 x 14 inches
Narrative description: 
View of the native American ruins at Casa Grande, Arizona. The title on the reverse reads: "Casa Grandes, near the River Gila—Arizona." Although this watercolor has been attributed to Pratt, there is no indication that Pratt ever visited Casa Grande. A lithograph similar to this watercolor may be seen at Personal Narrative, vol. 2, p. 274.
Notes: 
Related drawing: JRB074. Personal Narrative derivative: none.Casa Grande is an extensive array of Hohokam ruins that were built south of the Gila River prior to 1400 AD. The major structure is a 4-story Great House with walls at the base of approximately 4 feet thick.
Creators: 
John Russell Bartlett
Subject: 
Architectural
Normalized date: 
1852.07.12