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Art of the gold rush

by Janice Tolhurst Driesbach, Harvey Jones, Katherine Church Holland, Oakland Museum., Crocker Art Museum., National Museum of American Art (U.S.)
Year: 1998
Publisher: University of California Press
Keywords: Art, American California 19th century Pictorial works Exhibitions, Gold mines and mining in art, Art, Modern 19th century Pictorial works Exhibitions, ART History General, HISTORY United States State & Local West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY), Art, American, Art, Modern, Gold mines and mining, California Gold discoveries Pictorial works Exhibitions, California, Exhibition, pictorial works, 1800-1899
Language: English
ISBN: 9780520935150, 0520935152, 0585176485, 9780585176482, 0520214315
OCLC: 45727649
Contents: Foreword / Stephen C. McGough and Dennis M. Power -- Acknowledgments / Harvey L. Jones, Janice T. Driesbach and Katherine C. Holland -- Map of the gold country -- Introduction: The lure of gold / Janice T. Driesbach -- First in the field: Thomas A. Ayres and E. Hall Martin / Janice T. Driesbach and Harvey L. Jones -- Scenes of mining life: John Prendergast, Augusto Ferran, William Mcilvaine, W. Taber, William Birch Mcmurtrie, Harrison Eastman, Samuel Stillman Osgood, A.G., John Henry Dunnel, Washington F. Friend, John Woodhouse Audubon, Francis Samuel Marryat, and E. Godchaux / Janice T. Driesbach -- Portrait painter to the elite: William Smith Jewett / Janice T. Driesbach -- The Hessian party: Charles Christian Nahl, Arthur Nahl, and August Wenderoth / Harvey L. Jones -- Souvenirs of the mother lode: Ernest Narjot and George Henry Burgess / Harvey L. Jones -- Mining the picturesque: A.D.O. Browere / Janice T. Driesbach.

Summary: The California Gold Rush captured the get-rich dreams of people around the world more completely than almost any event in American history. This catalog, published in celebration of the sesquicentennial of the 1848 discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill, shows the vitality of the arts in the Golden State during the latter nineteenth century and documents the dramatic impact of the Gold Rush on the American imagination. Among the throngs of gold-seekers in California were artists, many self-taught, others formally trained, and their arrival produced an outpouring of artistic works.