View of Fort Union, Missouri
Watercolor, black ink, graphite, and touches of gouache with scratching out on paper
Overall: 11 1/8 x 15 1/4 in. ( 28.3 x 38.7 cm ) mat: 14 1/4 x 19 1/8 in. ( 36.2 x 48.6 cm )
Inscribed and signed at lower center outside image in black ink: "FORT UNION. U. Mo. / From the opposite bank of the Missouri. / Drawn by I. Sprague -- July 1843."
Landscape. In 1843, John James Audubon journeyed to Fort Union, Missouri, near the mouth of the Yellow River to gather specimens for his second great work, The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America, accompanied by Isaac Sprague as his artist's assistant. This was Audubon's final expedition into the wilderness.
Purchased from Chandler Saint of Milford, Pennsylvania
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