Grafton Tyler Brown (American, 1841-1918) Eagles Nest, Grand Canyon of Yellowstone National Park, 1891 30 1/4 x 20in
Lot 38
Grafton Tyler Brown (American, 1841-1918) Eagles Nest, Yellowstone, 1890, 1891 30 1/4 x 20in
US$ 10,000 - 15,000
€8,100 - 12,000

Lot Details
Grafton Tyler Brown (American, 1841-1918)
Eagles Nest, Yellowstone, 1890, 1891
signed 'GT Brown '91' (lower right) and titled and dated 'The Eagles Nest / Grand Canyon of the / Yellowstone National Park / Aug.14.1890 / From / Hayden Point' (on the reverse, visible prior to lining)
oil on canvas
30 1/4 x 20in
overall: 35 3/4 x 26in

Footnotes

  • As is well documented, Grafton Tyler Brown was the first recorded
    African-American artist active in the American West. Between 1884 and 1892, Brown resided in Portland, Oregon after having lived in San Francisco and Victoria, British Columbia.

    The Portland Art Club, the first artists' association in the Pacific
    Northwest, was formed in December 1885 with Brown as its secretary. By 1886
    the club was listed in the city directory with banker Henry W. Corbett as
    President, Cleveland Rockwell as Vice President, Edward Espey as Treasurer and Brown as Secretary.

    In addition to Mt. Rainier and Mt. Hood, Brown made his first trips to Yellowstone during his Portland years. During this time he expanded his collector base dramatically. It is likely that nearly half of his career output of oil paintings were Yellowstone scenes. No dated Grafton Tyler Brown oils are known to exist after he moved from Oregon to St. Paul, Minnesota in 1892.

    Eagles Nest, Yellowstone, 1890, 1891 is recorded in the Smithsonian
    American Art Museum's Inventory of American Paintings Executed Before
    1914
    .
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