View of the Mississippi River from Trempealeau, Wisconsin
Watercolor, gouache, and graphite on paper, laid on card
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 )
signature: lower left: "From Nature by E. Whitefield" inscription: lower center: "From Trempeleau [sic], Wisconsin/looking up"
Inscribed and signed at lower left in red ink: "From Nature by E. Whitefield"; card inscribed at lower center: "From Trempeleau, Wisconsin / looking up."
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.
Purchase, Norvin H. Green Fund
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