Thomas Kennet-Were Watercolors Now On Display






Thomas Kennet-Were was an English gentleman,

artist, magistrate, councilor, and patron of the arts.

He created field studies and watercolors of scenes

he encountered during an 1868-69 journey across

the United States. Kennet-Were began his journey

in New York. After traveling by foot, wagon, boat,

and railroad, Kennet-Were and his friends eventually

made it to Salt Lake City. From there they journeyed

on the Central Pacific Railroad to California, where

they boarded a ship that took them to Acapulco,

Mexico, and finally back to New York. By the time

they returned to London they had traveled more than

26,000 miles over land and water. The exhibit combines

reproductions of his watercolors and related

excerpts from his travel diary.


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