americanantiquarianIn the 1840's the British artist Henry James Warre made 86 pencil and watercolor sketches while exploring the Oregon Territory and its contested northern border. These drawings now reside at AAS and so, for the #westernWednesday challenge, we made you a slide gallery of a selection of images from this important set. As you scroll through you will see Rocky and Cascade Mountain scenes, the Columbia River, the south branch of the Saskatchewan River, Mount Rainier, and Mount St. Helens. Warre was trained as a topographical artist so his attention to contours of the land often overshadows any human figures or structures in his paintings. #henryjameswarre #watercolors #Oregonterritory #Oregon #fiftyfourfortyorfight #westernWednesdays
- cityfurnitureshopSuper cool
- addymanbooksThese are just so beautiful and remind me of my many visits to Oregon. I love mountains too so this is how I view scenery. Thank you for the fantastic descriptions
- pisceanachronismedit: Cascade mountains.
- libmacbisSo lovely!
- americanantiquarianThose too @pisceanachronism -- Warre approached the Territory from the east and went through the Rockies on his way through to the Cascades!
- thewendyaddisonThank you
- patricia_mcmahon_smithWhat a gift, thank you for sharing these.
- annielauriesbooksThese are beautiful, love! For the tag, I have westernwednesdays with an s. Please tag this too so these show up on that page. Which is right for the challenge?
- americanantiquarianYipes! We don't know @annielauriesbooks -- we are going back and adding the plural to all our posts!!!
- annielauriesbooks@americanantiquarian That's good. It just seemed to me that most of the participants were using Wednesdays with an s! Both are good. We can ask the host. 😊
- gerberhart@annielauriesbooks I've been using an 's' at the end...but I've had to check every time I post to confirm!
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