Watercolor by JW Langdon

Discussion in 'Art' started by aaroncab, Aug 11, 2020.

  1. aaroncab

    aaroncab in veritate victoria

    Hello everyone,

    I spotted this watercolor at the local Goodwill in the back row of where they toss all the framed "art". It's a watercolor, and it was framed behind glass up against some horribly acidic cardboard backing. It's signed JW Langdon Aug 1910, and the matt has the title/inscription:

    THE "BEND" IN THE WALLA WALLA RIVER - BLUE MOUNTAINS - JW LANGDON - Aug 1910

    From what I've found googling - JW Langdon was a photographer around the turn of the century, I've found a few of his photos of Native American peoples online

    https://plateauportal.libraries.wsu.edu/creator/jw-langdon

    https://www.loc.gov/item/91792102/

    https://www.loc.gov/item/90710161/

    Also I've found in a few books on google book search where his photos are credited.

    Can't seem to find much more about him, but I did see that his signature on my piece does match his signature on the photo on the library of congress site.

    Has anyone heard of his work as a photographer or know more? I don't think his work as a watercolor artist would win any awards but this is a nicely done scene.
    The watercolor image is 14 inches x 21 inches.
    Thanks for looking, and reading!

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    Last edited: Aug 11, 2020
  2. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    nice landscape !!!
     
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