Detail View: John Russell Bartlett Collection: JRB145

Record number: 
JRB145
Title: 
Pass in Hueco Mountains.
Place: 
Hueco Tanks State Park near El Paso, Texas
Date: 
March 29, 1851
Image technique: 
pencil sketch on beige paper
Image dimensions: 
9.6 x 13.1 inches
Narrative description: 
View of the hills at Hueco Tanks. The drawing includes another pencil title: "Heuco Tank." Other pencil notes include: "150 feet high;" "opening in rock;" "road;" "cedar & live oaks;" "train passing from the foreground;" "engrave." All of Bartlett's sketches of the Indian rock at at Hueco Tanks, as well as some of his landscape sketches in the immediate area of the tanks, are missing from the Bartlett collection at the JCB.
References: 
Mueller, Annotated Guide to the Artwork of the US Boundary Commission, p. 122
Notes: 
Related drawing: none. Personal Narrative derivative: vol. 1, p. 132. Hueco Tanks, so named because of natural basins in the area which fill with water, was a popular stopover for western travelers. It is considered scared by many native Americans.
Creators: 
John Russell Bartlett
Subject: 
Landscape
Normalized date: 
1851.03.29