Fort Union & Distribution of Goods to the Assiniboins Artist: John Mix Stanley (American, 1814–1872)


Watercolor over graphite


sheet: 6 7/16 × 10 11/16 in. (16.4 × 27.1 cm)

Credit Line

Paul Mellon, B.A. 1929, L.H.D.H. 1967, Collection

Accession Number



19th century


Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of records is ongoing.

  • "John Mix Stanley: An Artist's View of the 1853 Pacific Railroad Survey and the Far Northwest," Montana: The Magazine of Western History 64 (2014), 47, fig. 5
  • Helen A. Cooper et al., Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: American Art from the Yale University Art Gallery, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2008), 294, no. 183, ill
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Object/Work type

landscapes (representations), underdrawings, watercolors


see worksheet for inscription\r\nInscribed on mount: U.S.P.R.R. Ex'p & Surveys 47-49 Parallels;UR: General Report Plate XVI; LL: J.M. Stanely; bottom center: Fort Union & distribution of Goods to the Assiniboins; bottom: No 17 (crossed out); LC: No. 16 (crossed out); top right: fill up; bottom right: fill up

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