Table Mountain View, Dawn. oil on linen, 20 x 24 inches.
This is the view from Table Mountain looking towards the west side of the Grand Teton. The pastel study was done at dawn, with Eric Randall filming for the Arnold Project. Some of the first images ever made of the Tetons were shot from this angle by William Henry Jackson. Jackson was a member of Nathaniel Langford’s 1872 geological survey. The same day that Jackson was making his photographs on glass plates, Nathaniel Langford and 12 companions set out to conquer the summit of the Grand. All dropped out but two by the end and their summit claim is still in dispute today.