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Yosemite Watercolors by Constance Gordon-Cumming


The following are watercolor paintings by Constance Frederica Gordon-Cumming during her visit to Yosemite Valley in 1878. These reproductions did not appear in the book.

Indian Life at Mirror Lake, 1878 by Constance Frederica Gordon-Cumming
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Indian Life at Mirror Lake, 1878. Watercolor, 29.5 x 19.25 in., by Constance Frederica Gordon-Cumming.
(Yosemite Research Library, reprinted as Color Plate 11, West of Eden by David Robertson (Yosemite: Yosemite Natural History Association and Berkeley: Wilderness Press, 1984))

 

Digger Indians, Yosemite, 1878 by Constance Frederica Gordon-Cumming
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Digger Indians, Yosemite, 1878. Watercolor by Constance Frederica Gordon-Cumming.
(Yosemite Research Library, reprinted on p. 55 Yosemite as we Saw It by David Robertson (Yosemite: Yosemite Association, 1990)). A black and white photogravure of this painting appeared in p. 132, chapter 7 of Granite Crags

 

Nevada Falls, Yosemite, 1878, by Constance Frederica Gordon-Cumming
Nevada Falls, Yosemite, 1878. Watercolor by Constance Frederica Gordon-Cumming.
(Yosemite Research Library, reprinted at Yosemite’s First Art Exhibition by Gene Rose)
The Grizzly Giant-Sequoia, 1878, by Constance Frederica Gordon-Cumming
The Grizzly Giant-Sequoia 1878.
Sketch by Constance Frederica Gordon-Cumming.
[Mariposa Grove]

 

Sequoia Gigantea-South Grove, 1878, by Constance Frederica Gordon-Cumming
Sequoia Gigantea-South Grove, 1878.
Sketch by Constance Frederica Gordon-Cumming.
[Calaveras Big Trees State Park]


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