Lot 25: Burgess pencil sketch of Canadian frontiersman
Author: Burgess, George Henry;
Title: Original pencil sketch by George Henry Burgess, head & shoulders portrait of a Mr. Brown;
Place Published: Ft. Yale, British Columbia;
Date Published: 1868;
Description: 12x12.8 cm (4¾x5").With pencil inscription (by Burgess?) in lower right: "Sketch by Geo. H. Burgess, Ft. Yale, B.C., 1868, of Mr. Brown, owner of log cabin in which I lived part of my time at Ft. Yale." George Henry Burgess (1831-1905) ventured to California from his native England in 1849, seeking gold, but gaining fame for the many watercolors he painted of the Golden State, notably view of the frontier towns and cities Light soiling, very good.
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