Cathedral Rocks Yo-Semite by James David Smillie

Cathedral Rocks Yo-Semite by James David Smillie

Cathedral Rocks Yo-Semite

James David Smillie

Title

Cathedral Rocks Yo-Semite

 
Artist
Year
1871  
Technique
oil on canvas 
Image Size
13 1/4 x 16 1/4" image 
Signature
signed in pigment with the artist's monogram JDS in lower left 
Edition Size
 
Annotations
titled in pigment in lower left corner: Cathedral Rocks/ Yo-Semite Aug. '71 
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Publisher
 
Inventory ID
BC232 
Price
Price On Request 
Description
James D. Smillie visited Yosemite with his brother George in 1871 during the summer months of June through September. In the Yosemite section of Picturesque America, Smillie described his responses to the landscape: From the foot of Sentinel Fall an excellent view may be had of the meadows, the groves, the river, and the slopes at the foot of the walls of rock on either hand. On the right is El Capitan, three thousand three hundred feet high; on the left are the Cathedral Rocks, nearly two thousand seven hundred feet in height—the two forming what may be called the southern gate to the valley.