View of the Mississippi River from Trempealeau, Wisconsin

Object Number: 
1955.39
Date: 
1858-59
Medium: 
Watercolor, gouache, and graphite on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 3/4 x 7 1/8 in. ( 14.6 x 18.1 cm ) mat: 14 x 18 in. ( 35.6 x 45.7 cm )
Marks: 
signature: lower left: "From Nature by E. Whitefield" inscription: lower center: "From Trempeleau [sic], Wisconsin/looking up"
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed and signed at lower left in red ink: "From Nature by E. Whitefield"; card inscribed at lower center: "From Trempeleau, Wisconsin / looking up."
Gallery Label: 
Another version of this same sketch appears in Bertha L. Heilbron's article, "Edwin Whitefield's Minnesota Lakes," Minnesota History, 33 (1953): 247-51, with six illustrations.
Credit Line: 
Purchase, Norvin H. Green Fund
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group