Wood-lawn Grove, J. H. Morrison's Estate, Texas
Transparent and opaque watercolor over graphite on paper
Image: 2 13/16 x 4 15/16 in.
Sheet: 3 5/8 x 6 in.
l.l. below image, in ink: J.H.Morrison's Estate
l.c. below image, in ink: Woodlawn -- Grove --
l.r. below image, in ink: Texas
[watercolor and graphite sketch of the Guadalupe house]
u.l. to u.r. in ink, partially over sketch: Our present residence-- \ The window with slats across is our room \ The house in the rear is the smoke-house \ The other small house is the kitchen (with the door) \ In the fore ground you will see our little pet fawn \ and persons walking about-- \ The little house on high post is the Dairy-- \ you will see the river & banks on the left \ and road leading directly onto the river. \ here we take the ferry or flat-boat, & \ cross to the opposite bank--
c.l. to c.r. in ink over sketch: Excuse paper--have no better for sketching
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.