The Art of
Gilbert Munger

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#145. Lake Marian - Humboldt Range - Nevada.   6 x 8.5, chromolithograph. Title on plate. This picture is Plate II in Clarence King's Systematic Geology, published in 1878 as part of the record of his Geological Survey of the 40th Parallel, 1867-1872. The plate is based on a sketch by Gilbert Munger. He was guest artist on the survey in 1869 and 1870. In all, ten chromos by Munger are used in the book. Go to this site page for more complete information about them and a display of all ten.

A Munger painting of Lake Marian is mentioned in an 1870 diary entry of S. F. Emmons. King discovered the lake in 1868 and named it after his sister Marian. The lake is now called Overland Lake and is located in the Ruby Mountains 50 miles SE of Elko NV.

The plate closely matches paintings #1, #2, #178, #181, and #304. A smaller version of this image appears as a chromo titled "Marian - See im Humboldtgebirge (Nordamerika)" in Allgemeine Geologie by Melchior Neumayr (1845 - 1890), published as volumes 1 and 2 of Erdgeschichte in Leipzig, Germany, in 1886. QFD Pl.14. Tweed 2003 Exhibition n.36. Image is a direct scan of the Systematic Geology plate.

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