Detail View: John Russell Bartlett Collection: JRB020

Record number: 
JRB020
Title: 
Moqui Village, Arizona
Place: 
First Mesa in the Hopi Indian Reservation of northern Arizona, near Polacca, Arizona
Date: 
unknown
Image technique: 
Watercolor on coarse-textured paper
Image dimensions: 
10 x 14 inches
Narrative description: 
View of Walpi, a Moqui (Hopi) pueblo or village building located along the northernmost point of the Gila River surveyed by the Boundary Commission. This view is taken from the southeast side of an adjacent pueblo village, Sichomovi. The Boundary Commission did not visit any Moqui villages, so this watercolor may have been copied by Bartlett from another artist or published source following his commission work. He may have painted this work to compliment his encyclopedia entry on the Moqui in 1866.
Notes: 
Related drawing: none. Personal Narrative derivative: none. Walpi is considered to be the second oldest continuously occupied village in North America, dating to ca. 1150 AD
Creators: 
John Russell Bartlett
Subject: 
Landscape, Architectural
Normalized date: 
1866