The Temple (Grand Canyon of the Colorado, Arizona series) by Joseph Pennell

The Temple (Grand Canyon of the Colorado, Arizona series) by Joseph Pennell

The Temple (Grand Canyon of the Colorado, Arizona series)

Joseph Pennell

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Title

The Temple (Grand Canyon of the Colorado, Arizona series)

 
Artist

Joseph Pennell

  1857 - 1926 (biography)
Year
1912  
Technique
lithograph 
Image Size
22 1/8 x 16 7/8" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
25 proofs (rare) 
Annotations
In pencil, lower right margin corner: "The Temple Grand Canyon" and "W.259" in an unidentified hand. 
Reference
Wuerth 259; Library of Congress 1614 
Paper
cream laid with "PMF Italian" watermark 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
20749 
Price
$1,800.00 
Description

"The Temple" (Vishnu Temple) is the sixth of eleven large lithographs Pennell did of the Grand Canyon in Arizona in 1912.

Grand Canyon, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, contains Vishnu Temple, Shiva Temple, Ram Temple, Krishna Temple, Brahma Temple, Deva Temple and Manu Temple. These natural temples are absolutely majestic. For a Hindu, a visit to Grand Canyon is both a pilgrimage and a vacation.

In 1880 Major Clarence Dutton, while surveying the Grand Canyon, was tremendously impressed by the majestic butte rising about seven thousand feet above the riverbed. It reminded him of Hindu temples and so he named it Vishnu temple. In front of the Vishnu temple are the Krishna temple and Rama temple.

Vishnu temple is an awesome sight. It stands out from the other buttes because of its unique shape and location. It is about nine miles from the South rim of the Grand Canyon from where you can see it.

The foundation rock of Grand Canyon is considered to be about 1.8 billion years old and it is called Vishnu base rock.

 

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