Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

Seth Eastman’s Drawing of Corpus Christi: A Military Man’s Representation of the South Texas Frontier Settlement, Circa 1849

Seth Eastman’s Drawing of Corpus Christi: A Military Man’s Representation of the South Texas... Seth Eastman, circa 1860. Civil War photographs 1861­1865, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Article Notes and Documents By James Graham Baker* arly in its history, Texas was graced with the presence and work of a number of fine artists. Some had a folk-art feel to their work, like Theodore Gentilz, who arrived in Texas in 1844 working as a surveyor for Henri Castro, the founder of Castroville on the Medina River. Others were exceptionally well trained, like Richard Petri, who had attended art school in Munich. Many of the best artists were foreign born, and some were only passing through Texas, like the Englishman Thomas Flintoff. However, one American-born artist who stands out for the faithfulness of his works and his contribution to documenting early Texas was a military man, Seth Eastman. Recently four of Seth Eastman's drawings appeared at auctions. All four purportedly came from the descendants of Caleb Lyon (1822­75). *James Graham Baker retired from Texas A&M University as Director of Computing for the College of Architecture in 2005. In addition to his work in computing, during his time at the university he developed the first course in Texas Art History offered in the state. He http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Southwestern Historical Quarterly Texas State Historical Association

Seth Eastman’s Drawing of Corpus Christi: A Military Man’s Representation of the South Texas Frontier Settlement, Circa 1849

Loading next page...
 
/lp/texas-state-historical-association/seth-eastman-s-drawing-of-corpus-christi-a-military-man-s-MMJ92A0Kg6
Publisher
Texas State Historical Association
Copyright
Copyright © The Texas State Historical Association.
ISSN
1558-9560
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Seth Eastman, circa 1860. Civil War photographs 1861­1865, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Article Notes and Documents By James Graham Baker* arly in its history, Texas was graced with the presence and work of a number of fine artists. Some had a folk-art feel to their work, like Theodore Gentilz, who arrived in Texas in 1844 working as a surveyor for Henri Castro, the founder of Castroville on the Medina River. Others were exceptionally well trained, like Richard Petri, who had attended art school in Munich. Many of the best artists were foreign born, and some were only passing through Texas, like the Englishman Thomas Flintoff. However, one American-born artist who stands out for the faithfulness of his works and his contribution to documenting early Texas was a military man, Seth Eastman. Recently four of Seth Eastman's drawings appeared at auctions. All four purportedly came from the descendants of Caleb Lyon (1822­75). *James Graham Baker retired from Texas A&M University as Director of Computing for the College of Architecture in 2005. In addition to his work in computing, during his time at the university he developed the first course in Texas Art History offered in the state. He

Journal

Southwestern Historical QuarterlyTexas State Historical Association

Published: Sep 16, 2012

There are no references for this article.