#152. Wahsatch Range - From Salt Lake City - Utah. 4.5 x 8.5, chromolithograph. Title on plate. This picture is Plate XXII 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 smaller version of this image appears as the color plate "Das Wahsatchgebirge in Utah (Nordamerika)" in Allgemeine Geologie by Melchior Neumayr (1845 - 1890), published as volumes 1 and 2 of Erdgeschichte in Leipzig in 1886. David Ericson of David Ericson Fine Art in Salt Lake City identifies the left-most brown mountain as Mt. Olympus, the rightmost snowcapped mountain as Lone Peak, and the river as the Jordan. Munger spent a lot of time in this area in the fall of 1869. This chromo is very similar in view to painting #221. (See the discussion of the Wasatch paintings here for more details.) Tweed 2003 Exhibition n.43. Image is a direct scan of the Systematic Geology plate.
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