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Author Driesbach, Janice Tolhurst.
Title Art of the gold rush / Janice T. Driesbach, Harvey L. Jones, and Katherine Church Holland.
Imprint Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, 1998.

Author Driesbach, Janice Tolhurst.
Subject Art, American -- California -- 19th century -- Pictorial works -- Exhibitions.
Gold mines and mining in art.
California -- Gold discoveries -- Pictorial works -- Exhibitions.
Art, Modern -- 19th century -- Pictorial works -- Exhibitions.
Alt Name Jones, Harvey, 1935-
Holland, Katherine Church.
Oakland Museum.
Crocker Art Museum.
National Museum of American Art (U.S.)
Description 1 online resource (xv, 148 pages) : illustrations (some color), color map
Note Catalog of an exhibition held at the Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, Calif., Jan. 24-May 31, 1998; Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, Calif., June 20-Sept. 13, 1998; National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Dec. 30, 1998- Mar. 7, 1999.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 138-139) and index.
Summary The California Gold Rush captured the get-rich dreams of people around the world more completely than almost any event in American history. This catalog, published in celebration of the sesquicentennial of the 1848 discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill, shows the vitality of the arts in the Golden State during the latter nineteenth century and documents the dramatic impact of the Gold Rush on the American imagination. Among the throngs of gold-seekers in California were artists, many self-taught, others formally trained, and their arrival produced an outpouring of artistic works.
Contents Foreword / Stephen C. McGough and Dennis M. Power -- Acknowledgments / Harvey L. Jones, Janice T. Driesbach and Katherine C. Holland -- Map of the gold country -- Introduction: The lure of gold / Janice T. Driesbach -- First in the field: Thomas A. Ayres and E. Hall Martin / Janice T. Driesbach and Harvey L. Jones -- Scenes of mining life: John Prendergast, Augusto Ferran, William Mcilvaine, W. Taber, William Birch Mcmurtrie, Harrison Eastman, Samuel Stillman Osgood, A.G., John Henry Dunnel, Washington F. Friend, John Woodhouse Audubon, Francis Samuel Marryat, and E. Godchaux / Janice T. Driesbach -- Portrait painter to the elite: William Smith Jewett / Janice T. Driesbach -- The Hessian party: Charles Christian Nahl, Arthur Nahl, and August Wenderoth / Harvey L. Jones -- Souvenirs of the mother lode: Ernest Narjot and George Henry Burgess / Harvey L. Jones -- Mining the picturesque: A.D.O. Browere / Janice T. Driesbach.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780520935150 (electronic bk.)
0520935152 (electronic bk.)
0585176485 (electronic bk.)
9780585176482 (electronic bk.)
0520214315 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0520214323 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780520214323 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 45727649
Additional Format Print version: Driesbach, Janice Tolhurst. Art of the gold rush. Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, 1998 0520214315 (DLC) 97029319 (OCoLC)37465314