|Catalog Number||X1968.43.01 e|
|Title||FORT RICE, MO RIVER, D.T. LOOKING WEST. FROM ACROSS THE RIVER, TAKEN FROM THE STEAMER WALTER B. DANCE, BY GRANVILLE STUART, MAY 20TH 1866.|
|Artist||Stuart, Granville (1834-1918)|
|Dimensions||H-7 W-10 inches|
|Medium||Graphite on paper|
This sketch is one of a series completed by Granville Stuart on a trip he took up the Missouri River, aboard the "W. B. Dance." He left St. Louis on April 14, 1866, and arrived at Fort Benton on June 8 of that same year. This was the last leg of a much longer trip--which began on January 6, 1866-- that took Stuart from Deer Lodge to Virginia City, then on to Salt Lake City, Denver, St. Louis, Chicago, West Liberty (Iowa), and back to Fort Benton. When he returned to Montana he published his ventures in "A Sketch of a Trip to 'America' in 1866, and Return Trip up the Missouri River, to Fort Benton, Montana," in the "Montana Post," Virginia City, January 5, 12, 19 & 26, 1867. That same text was republished as a book, titled "Granville Stuart--Diary & Sketchbook of a Journey"--by Dawson's Book Shop in 1963 (call # 917.8 / St9).
Landscape depicting a fort, other buildings, and tipis atop a steep river bluff. The image is captioned, in pencil, across the bottom: "Fort Rice, Mo River, D.T. Looking West. from across the river, taken from the Steamer Walter B. Dance, by Granville Stuart, May 20th 1866. Government Fort - w/ many soldiers at it."