In Pursuit of a Vision > Case 7 > Frost > Warre's Breakfast; Camp


The Details:

Henry James Warre. Breakfast, July 19, 1845, Our first view of the Rocky Mountains. Watercolor on paper, 1845.

Henry James Warre. Camp in the Mountains, July 24, 1845. Watercolor on paper, 1845. [catalog record]

Both gift of Donald McKay Frost, 1947.

The Story:

Perhaps the most stunning of Donald McKay Frost’s gifts to AAS was a set of 86 watercolors and pencil sketches (two shown left - entire collection here). The British artist Henry James Warre made them while exploring the Oregon Territory and its contested northern border. Many of the watercolors were reproduced as hand-colored lithographs in Warre’s Sketches in North America and the Oregon Territory (London, 1848), which Frost also donated to AAS.

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