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Grand Canyon, from the Brink

Accession Number
1993/2.55

Title
Grand Canyon, from the Brink

Artist(s)
F. Jay Haynes

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1880-1889

Medium & Support
albumen print on paper

Dimensions
23 3/4 in x 28 in (60.4 cm x 71.2 cm);26 3/16 in x 32 3/16 in (66.5 cm x 81.7 cm);23 7/8 in x 28 1/8 in (60.7 cm x 71.4 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Howard and Margaret Bond

Subject matter
Centrally composed, this photograph depicts a view looking down through the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. The v-shaped canyon slopes sweep down to the Yellowstone River at the center of the image, which flows away from the viewer into the distance. Alternatively smooth and rugged with craggy bluffs, the canyon walls are sparsely populated with pointed lodgepole pines. The sun’s rays cast the right side of the canyon in shadow, washing the other in radiant light. The warmth of the albumen print beams through the landscape, rendering the majestic scene in sumptuous detail. 

Physical Description
This photograph shows a centralized view looking down into a rocky canyon, a river winding at its bottom into the distance.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
Yellowstone River
canyons
lodgepole pine (wood)
national parks
natural landscapes
nature photography
ravines
rhyolite
rivers
trees

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