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22. EATON, Joseph Horace. Fray Cristobal Mountains: [Title in ink in Eaton’s hand on verso of watercolor] “View of Fra Cristoval Mountains (showing the profile of the Monk’s head) N. Mexo (Looking southward from Fort Craig” [in pencil] “5404”; [manuscript title in ink in Eaton’s hand on original paper label mounted to later paper used for backing on frame]: “View of Fra Cristoval Mts. showing profile of Monk’s Head looking South from Fort Craig” [below in ink in Davis’ hand] “No. 3 1885 [altered in pencil to 1855]” with framer’s printed label of Earle (see 19 above). N.p. [New Mexico], 1855. Original watercolor and graphite sketch. 12.7 x 19.7 cm. Except for very slight browning to margin where formerly framed, very fine.

     Landscape showing mountains, including Monk’s Head. Davis notes in the printed text that Fray Cristobal is the northern terminus of the Jornada del Muerto, or the dreaded Journey of Death. Fort Craig was established in 1854. ($14,000-18,000)

Sold. Hammer: $14,000.00; Price Realized: $16,450.00

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