The Yosemite Valley

Christian Jorgensen (American, 1860-1935)

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Jorgensen moved to San Francisco in 1870 to teach painting. In 1899 he obtained permission to build a studio-home in Yosemite National Park joining the naturalist John Muir as a resident.

Married into the Ghirardelli chocolate fortune, Jorgensen felt no need to sell many of his Yosemite paintings, leaving 250 works to the National Park Service at his death.

Mrs. Augusta Severin; given to the John Herron Art Institute, Indianapolis, Indiana, now the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, in 1902.

Object Information

Christian Jorgensen (American, 1860-1935)
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watercolor on cardboard
30-1/2 x 51 in. (sheet)
44 x 64 x 2 in. (framed)
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Gift of Mrs. Augusta Severin
Public Domain
American Painting and Sculpture to 1945

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