Very detailed view of “Mount Shasta” from Picturesque America or The Land We Live In by William Cullen Bryant. After a drawing by James David Smillie. Steel engraving with later hand-coloring. Image Size: 5 5/8 x 9 1/4''.
Produced in New York by D. Appleton & Co., c. 1872-1874.
Smillie (1833-1909) was a painter of mountain landscapes, illustrator and important engraver. Many of his drawings were used for Picturesque America. From a family of artists (son of James Smillie & older brother of George H. Smillie). “He specialized in landscapes of the American mountain ranges, the Rockies, Sierras, Adirondacks, White and Catskills” (Samuels’ Encyclopedia of Artists of the American West, p. 447).
Presented in an archival 11 x 14'' mat