Wild Beauty, Plate 35

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Wild Beauty, Plate 35

from 100.00

Rooster Rock, Columbia River
William Henry Jackson, circa 1890

Archival prints from $100.00
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In the late nineteenth century William Henry Jackson was the most famous photographer of the Rocky Mountain states. Although he embraced the frontier’s wild and forbidding nature, his photography also portrayed its beauty. As photographic curator and historian Eric Paddock notes, “Jackson created an expansive, silent vision of Nature’s refreshing spiritual or psychological dimension. This view echoed the works of American Transcendentalists Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson as well as Romantic nature poets such as John Greenleaf Whittier or William Cullen Bryant, all of whom believed in the innate goodness of Nature.” Thus, the graceful and uncluttered shoreline in Jackson’s composition creates an inviting and tranquil scene that contrasts with the more ragged wilderness in Carleton Watkins’ image of the same locale.

The photographs in Wild Beauty were meticulously restored and carefully prepared for print reproduction in order to capture the detail and tonal range of the original images. These beautiful archival inkjet prints are made to order from the restored digital files. Our standard sizes denote the paper size; a small border is left around the image to make framing easier. Custom sizes are easily produced, though, and priced by the square inch; if you would like to inquire about a custom size, please contact us.

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