Size: 207 items.
Summary: Watercolors and drawings from the John Russell Bartlett papers.
31 watercolors and drawings by Henry Cheever Pratt, and 139 drawings, 2 sketchbooks and 1 drawingbook by John Russell Bartlett, all of which were created between 1850 and 1853 when Bartlett and Pratt were on expedition in Texas, New Mexico, California, Sonora, and Chihuahua. Also included are 8 drawings in pencil and chinese white drawn from Bartlett sketches by the French artist, Oscar Bessau, who was working in Washington, D.C. in 1853; 13 watercolors drawn from Bartlett sketches by Seth Eastman in 1853 when Eastman was stationed at the Office of Indian Affairs in Washington, D.C.; and 6 watercolors by Harrison Eastman, who was working in San Francisco, California during a period when John Russell Bartlett was also in that area.
Also included are 5 watercolors and drawings by unidentified artists, and a pen and ink sketch of horses, and self-portrait by Bartlett.