Carleton Watkins Works Online
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Original works by Carleton Watkins available for purchase at art galleries worldwideMuseums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Art Institute of Chicago NEW!Art Market:
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco NEW!
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
67 works online by Watkins
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City NEW!
Metropolitan Museum of Art Timetable of Art History
Musée d'Orsay Collection Database, Paris
Wawona, 28 feet diameter, 275 feet high, Mariposa Grove, 1885
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
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Museum of Fine Arts, Boston NEW!
Photograph collection online
Museum of Modern Art, New York City
5 works online when last checked
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. NEW!
Includes a biography of the artist
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Missouri
View from Camp Grove, Yosemite, 1861 (Zoom)
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut
The Three Brothers, 4,480 feet, Yosemite Valley
Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts
Akron Art Museum, Ohio NEW!
(Click on the "View objects by this artist" link)
Allen Art Museum at Oberlin College, Ohio
Yosemite Valley: Vernal and Nevada Falls from Glacier Point, photograph
Amon Carter Museum, Texas
The Wreck of the Viscata
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Maine (Zoomable)
Devil's Slide Utah, U.P.R.R., albumen print, 1873-74
Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio NEW!
The Grizzly Giant
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio
Currier Gallery of Art, New Hampshire
8 photographs online
Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana
National Gallery of Victoria, Australia
2 works online
Peabody Essex Museum, Massachusetts
1 photograph online: City of San Francisco (row 2/image 4). Click on the little "i" on the detail images to bring up information about the works.
Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey
Carleton Watkins at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale ArchivePictures from Image Archives:
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)
Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)
5.000 Meisterwerke der Fotografie (in German) Miscellaneous Sites:
Masters of Photography
New York Public Library Digital Gallery
USC Annenberg School for Communication
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Stereoviews of Carleton WatkinsArticles and Reference Sites:
Why We Think Nature is Beautiful
Illustrated article by Eugene C. Hargrove
Answers.com reference works
The "Art Encyclopedia" entry is from the Concise Grove Dictionary of Art (2002). The "Photography Encyclopedia" entry is from the The Oxford Companion to the Photograph (2005).
Union List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.
Resource Library Magazine
Carleton Watkins: The Art of Perception at SFMOMA