Detail View: John Russell Bartlett Collection: JRB013

Record number: 
JRB013
Title: 
Quartz Hills, [California?].
Place: 
unknown, possibly the Grass Valley area, California
Date: 
unknown
Image technique: 
light sepia and wash on fine-textured paper
Image dimensions: 
9 x 13.7 inches
Narrative description: 
View of a valley with pine trees and some houses or huts. This drawing is a mystery without date or signature. Bartlett supplied the title in his own handwriting. Mueller hypothesizes that the title is a reference to extraction of gold made from quartz-rich rock in the Grass Valley area of California as early as 1850, but Bartlett nor Pratt ever went to California. He also identifies the trees as being native to the western Sierras.
Notes: 
Related drawing: none. Personal Narrative derivative: none.
Creators: 
John Russell Bartlett
Subject: 
Landscape
Normalized date: 
n.d.