Art of the Gold Rush
Janice T. Driesbach and Harvey L. Jones
Price: 4.50 USD
Oakland, CA: Oakland Museum of California, 1998. Color wraps. xv, 148 pp. 13 bw, 77 color plates. This book commemorates the 150th anniversary of the California Gold Rush. Chapters by Janice T. Driesbach and Harvey L. Jones cover the topics of first in the field, scenes of mining life, portrait painter to the elite (Jewett), the Hessian party, souvenirs of the mother lode, mining the picturesque, in the wake of the Gold Rush, and sentiment and nostalgia. Also includes a list of illustrations, biographies of the 26 artists by Katherine Church Holland, notes, bibliography, a list of the artists and their works in the exhibition, and an index. Lavishly illustrated with wonderful color plates, many seldom seen before. Published to accompany the exhibition held in Oakland, CA: Oakland Museum of California, Jan. 24 to May 31, 1998, two other locations. VG.