#218. Scene in the Wahsatch Mountains. 11 x 22, oil on canvas. "Gilbert Munger 1871" lower left. An early version of the view of the Wasatch Mountains from southeast of Salt Lake City. But Munger spent 1871 back east, so this painting is a studio production, or at least finished in the studio. See paintings #31, #32, and #173 for similar views. (See the discussion of the Wasatch paintings here for more details.) Owned by Lyman Mills of Connecticut, a major Munger collector in the early 1900s, then given as a wedding present to his friend Oliver Lyman, who lived for many years in San Francisco. Descended in the Lyman family until 2004 when it was sold to a Utah collector. Image from a transparency provided by the 2003 owner.
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