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Boat Encampment

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Boat Encampment

Artist: Paul Kane (Canadian, 1810 - 1871)

Date: 1847
Medium: watercolor and pencil on paper
5 7/16 x 9 5/16 inches (13.8 x 23.6 cm)
Classification: Paintings
Inscribed: 230 (reverse); Encampment Foot of the Rocky Mountains (lower right)
Credit Line: Bequest of H.J. Lutcher Stark, 1965
Object number: 31.78.99
Accession Number: 1965.2.919
WWC-Western Watercolor: wwc100
Catalogue Raisonne: IV 276
Label Text:“We now had nothing to do but to try and pass the time pleasantly as we could under the circumstances, until the arrival of the brigade from the east side of the mountains…. We has almost constant rain, accompanied by immense snowflakes, which obscured our view of the mountains nearly the whole time of our remaining here. I, however, managed to pick out some few bright house for sketching….Boat Encampment derives its name from its being the head of the navigable water. Three rivers here unite, forming the commencement of the north branch of the Columbia, so that the enlargement of the river is very sudden.” Kane, Wanderings, XXI

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
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