Pike's Peak or Bust

William de la Montagne Cary, American, 1840 - 1922

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early 1870s

Oil on canvas

Overall: 21 × 36 in. (53.4 × 91.5 cm)

Frame: 27 × 41 in. (68.6 × 104.1 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the Guernsey Center Moore 1904 Memorial Fund

P.959.62

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Painting

Classification

Painting

Not on view

Inscription

Painted, on wagon canvas: PIKES PEAK / OR / BUST.; signed, lower right: W. M. Cary

Course History

HIST 6, NAS 30, History of the American West, Ben Madley, Winter 2012

Exhibition History

Unlayering Stereotypes: Selections from the Permanent Collection For Teaching Cultural Anthropology, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Anthropology 7, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 24-August 20, 1995.

Taxing Visions: Financial Episodes in Late Nineteenth-Century American Painting, Palmer Museum of Art of the Pennsylvania State University, September 28-December 19, 2010, The Huntington Library and Art Collections, San Marino, California, January 29-May 3. 2011.

Images of the West: Selections from the Permanent Collection, MALS 190, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 15-August 28, 1994.

100 Years of Painting in Colorado, Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado, November 1959.

Publication History

Leo G. Mazow and Kevin M. Murphy, Taxing Visions: Financial Episodes in Late Nineteenth-Century American Art, County Centre, PA: The Pennsylvania State University and The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, 2010, ill. p. 49, figure 43.

Antiques, June 1935, p.229.

Provenance

Vose Galleries, Boston, Massachusetts; sold to present collection, 1959.

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