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CARLETON E. WATKINS (1829–1916)
A Perfect Tree (Sequoia gigantea), Mariposa Grove, Yosemite, c. 1865-1866 and The Grizzly Giant with a Group of Hunters at the Foot of the Tree, Mariposa Grove, Yosemite, 1865-1866
two albumen prints, each mounted on board
each titled and signed in pencil (mount, recto)
each image: 20 1/2 x 15 1/2 in. (52 x 39.3 cm.)
each mount: 33 1/4 x 24 5/8 in. (84.4 x 62.5 cm.)

Provenance
Private Collector, 1970s.
Literature
Peter E. Palmquist and Martha A. Sandweiss, Carleton E. Watkins: Photographer of the American West, Amon Carter Museum; University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, 1983, pl. 10.
Carleton E. Watkins and Peter E. Palmquist, Carleton E. Watkins Photographs 1861-1874, Fraenkel Gallery; Bedford Arts Publishers, San Francisco, 1989, pl. 59 and 62-63.
Douglas R. Nickel and Maria Morris Hambourg, Carleton Watkins: The Art of Perception, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, San Francisco, 1999, pl. 19, p. 61.
Weston Naef and Christine Hult-Lewis, Carleton Watkins: The Complete Mammoth Photographs, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 2011, pl. 110 and 102 , p. 55 and 51.
Carleton E. Watkins, Carleton E. Watkins: The Stanford Albums, Stanford University Press, Stanford, 2014, p. 145.
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