Friday, July 25, 2008

Adv: Original William Henry Jackson watercolors

From: "Brian Levine"
Re: Original William Henry Jackson watercolors for sale

Dear Curator:

Attached, as a pdf file, is a catalogue I've composed for the offering of three original watercolors by the noted Western photographer, William Henry Jackson. In this 45-page catalogue is a history of these paintings, dating back to their original inspiration in 1866. The catalogue relates Jackson's history from his perspective of painting as opposed to that of his photography. William Henry Jackson had wanted to be a painter, and that was why he befriended fellow painters like Thomas Moran, and many of the others hired for the Hayden Survey. His major talent, though, was his photographic art and that is where he gained his fame.

There are approximately 52,000 known photographic images by William Henry Jackson. There are only several hundred watercolors, and most of these are in the possession of government institutions. The three original watercolors offered here are some of the few still in private ownership.

If after reading this catalogue, you and your institution have an interest in acquiring these original William Henry Jackson watercolors, please contact me either by email or phone.

Thank you in advance for your time and consideration. Sincerely,

Brian Levine
Mt. Gothic Tomes and Reliquary, LLC
P.O. Box 3048
Crested Butte, CO 81224-3048