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Looking Down an Old Pioneer Trail

© the artist's estate. Photo credit: The Pitt Rivers Museum

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John Hilton (1904–1983) was well known for desert landscapes. He painted this Californian landscape for the donor, Louise Taylor-Hansen, who once lived near the area depicted. The complete label for this painting reads: ‘Looking down an old pioneer trail of the “Fortyniners” going to California, who had cut across Nevada and were about to drop into the Coachella Valley. In the distance ahead is the location of what is today Palm Springs, California.

The Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford

Oxford


Medium

oil on wood

Measurements

H 24.5 x W 32.1 cm

Accession number

1967.42.6

Acquisition method

gift from Louise Taylor-Hansen, 1967

Work type

Painting


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