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The Cascades

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The Cascades

Artist: Paul Kane (Canadian, 1810 - 1871)

Date: 1847
Medium: watercolor and pencil on paper
Dimensions:
5 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches (14 x 24.1 cm)
Classification: Paintings
Inscribed: 149. (reverse in red ink); 87 PK / 1922 / 187 (reverse in red ink); 93 (upper left); 146 (lower right)
Credit Line: Bequest of H.J. Lutcher Stark, 1965
Object number: 31.78.53
Catalogue Raisonne: IV 385
Accession Number: 1965.2.873
WWC-Western Watercolor: wwc53
Label Text:Since Kane often traveled by canoe, many of his landscape paintings are scenes of the river. The Cascades on the Columbia River marked the spot where the first portage in ascending the Columbia began. The portage is the place where the canoes have to be taken out of the river and carried.
Provenance: Artist; by descent to his grandson, Paul Kane III [1889-1958], Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; purchased September 17, 1957 through (Edward Eberstadt & Sons, New York, New York) by H.J. Lutcher Stark [1887-1965]; bequeathed September 2, 1965 to the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation; accessioned to the Stark Museum of Art
Exhibitions:
  • Paul Kane: Intrepid Artist and Adventurer
Terms
  • Columbia River
  • Columbia River