In 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
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