Detail View: John Russell Bartlett Collection: JRB037

Record number: 
JRB037
Title: 
Giant of the Mimbres Near Santa Rita
Place: 
tributary canyon of the Mimbres River, 2 miles east of City of Rocks State Park
Date: 
May 1, 1851
Image technique: 
pencil, sepia wash, and color on coarse beige paper
Image dimensions: 
9.6 x 13.1 inches
Narrative description: 
View of rock formations and valley with figures on horseback in the foreground. This drawing was never completed and contains many notes in pencil: on the lower left is "Giant of the Mimbres Near Santa Rita;" in the lower center: "View on Mimbres -- 6 miles n. of crossing;" on the left is "grass, line of oaks, valley;" and on the lower right are "Yucas" and "Yucas and Prickly pear, dwarf oaks, 10 fit high, height of man about 50 ft. Ankle 3 ft." On the verso is "Sandstone Rocks, Rio Mimbres," or the title used in Bartlett's Personal Narrative, vol. 1, p. 224
Notes: 
Related drawing: JRB036. Personal Narrative derivative: none
Creators: 
John Russell Bartlett
Subject: 
Landscape, with figures
Normalized date: 
1851.11.01