Southwest art Arizona signed watercolor painting of El Capitan mountain in Navajo countrySouthwest art Arizona signed watercolor painting of El Capitan mountain in Navajo countrySouthwest art Arizona signed watercolor painting of El Capitan mountain in Navajo countrySouthwest art Arizona signed watercolor painting of El Capitan mountain in Navajo countrySouthwest art Arizona signed watercolor painting of El Capitan mountain in Navajo countrySouthwest art Arizona signed watercolor painting of El Capitan mountain in Navajo countrySouthwest art Arizona signed watercolor painting of El Capitan mountain in Navajo countrySouthwest art Arizona signed watercolor painting of El Capitan mountain in Navajo countrySouthwest art Arizona signed watercolor painting of El Capitan mountain in Navajo country

Watercolor on paper, measuring approximately 12" by 16 1/2" (19" by 23" as framed), the subject being El Capitan peak, also called Agathla by the Navajo people, a sharp, distinct isolated mountain south of Monument Valley, Arizona, over 1500 feet (457 meters) high. The drawing is titled "El Capitan" at lower left and signed with what appears to be "Turla" at lower right; I don't see a listing for that artist name. Nevertheless the work is nicely done and should appeal to the collector of art of the Southwest. From Wikipedia, regarding this peak: "... It is a few miles north of Kayenta and is visible from State Highway 163. Agathla is derived from the Navajo Indian word 'ag ha la' meaning 'much wool', apparently for the fur of antelope and deer accumulating on the rock.[2] It is considered sacred by the Navajo. El Capitan is an eroded volcanic plug consisting of volcanic breccia cut by dikes of an unusual igneous rock called minette. It is one of many such volcanic diatremes that are found in Navajo country of northeast Arizona and northwest New Mexico. El Capitan and Shiprock in New Mexico are the most prominent. These rocks are part of the Navajo Volcanic Field, in the southern Colorado Plateau. Ages of these minettes and associated more unusual igneous rocks cluster near 25 million years". The watercolor is in very good clean condition. It should likely be re-matted in order to show the full signature and title, which are now partly hidden behind the mat. Frame is simple and not especially attractive with the art. .

Item ID: JB01403

Southwest art Arizona signed watercolor painting of El Capitan mountain in Navajo country

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