Inscription

lower right in black ink: C.E. Watkins; lower right in graphite: Piwyac - Vernal Fall, 300 ft Yosemite; by later hand: upper right in graphite: 58-

Provenance

David and Mary Robinson, Sausalito, CA; gift to NGA, 1995.

Exhibition History
1995
The First Century of Photography: New Acquisitions, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1995.
1999
Carleton Watkins: The Art of Perception, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1999-2000, no. 12, as Piwac, Vernal Falls, 300 feet, Yosemite.
Bibliography
1989
Carleton E. Watkins: Photographs 1861-1874. San Francisco: Fraenkel Gallery, in Association with Bedford Arts, Publishers, 1989, illus. pl.30.
1999
Carleton Watkins: The Art of Perception. Exh. cat. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1999-2000: no. 12.