Mr. Polley's Plantation, Harrie's birth-place.
Transparent and opaque watercolor over graphite on paper
Image: 4 11/16 x 7 3/8 in.
Sheet: 6 1/8 x 9 3/8 in.
l.l., handwritten, in ink: Drawn from recol[lectio]n )
l.c., handwritten, in ink: Mr. Polley's Plantation \ Harrie's birth-place.
l.r., handwritten, in ink: about 18 miles [Note: "miles" is inserted above] from Sequin
l.r. in graphite, between title and other l.r. inscription, in hand other than artist's: (1855)
l.l., handwritten in ink: Born Sept. 30th 1855
[upside graphite drawing of a structure]
u.l., faintly hand-lettered upside down in graphite: PENDLETON
Amon Carter Museum of American Art Archives, Fort Worth, Texas, Gift of Natalie K. Shastid
The Perilous Texas Adventures of Mark DionFebruary 8–July 5, 2020
Part explorer, part historian, and part naturalist, artist Mark Dion retraces the footsteps of several 19th-century Texas explorers, collecting materials to form an exhibition that enhances our understanding of the past and brings it to life in the present day.