Property from the Mort Künstler Collection
Mort Künstler (b. 1931)
Gold Discovered at Sutter’s Mill
signed with conjoined initials and dated '© MKünstler/'84' (lower left)
gouache on paper laid down on board
12 x 14 in. (30.4 x 35.5 cm.), image; 15 ½ x 17 ½ in. (39.3 x 44.4 cm.), overall
Painted in 1984.
Unicover Corporation, Cheyenne, Wyoming, 1986.
Acquired by the present owner from the above, 2013.
Ogden, Utah, Weber State University, Eccles Conference Center, Civil War Stories: Mort Künstler Civil War Art Exhibition, October 15-17, 2015.
Unicover: Fleetwood Division, Mort Künstler’s Epic Events in American History: Commemorative First Day Issue, Cheyenne, Wyoming, 1985, illustrated.
The present work depicts James Marshall whose discovery of gold, while building a saw mill at Sutter's Fort in January 1848, set off the California Gold Rush. It was featured on a commemorative first day cover commissioned by Fleetwood Division of Unicover Corporation.
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