Find, Learn, Price Art
Enjoy the comprehensive art database we've compiled since 1987
Membership Details
Images, sales charts, bios, signatures, 30 artist Alerts and more ...
Art auction records:  Millions of references for pricing research
Or, register for Free Alerts
To track 10 artists.

Already a member?  Sign in here

Augusta Sweetland

 (1832 - 1881)
Augusta Ladd Sweetland was active/lived in California.  Augusta Sweetland is known for painting.

Biography   Augusta Sweetland


Born in New Hampshire in 1832. A recent widow, Augusta Sweetland opened a studio in San Francisco in 1875 at 120 Sutter Street. Her neighbor there was James M. Hutchings, journalist and founder of the famed lIlustrated California Magazine. A romance blossomed and they married in the summer of 1880. Her husband had a rustic log cabin in Yosemite where the newlyweds settled. The cabin, at the foot of Yosemite Falls, soon was transformed by the happy bride into "a home of such charm and beauty that those who entered it never forgot it." Their marriage was to last a little more than a year. Mrs. Hutchings died there on Nov. 6, 1881. Working in oil and watercolor, she is known to have painted landscapes, portraits, and marines; however,

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
City Directory; Women Artists of the American West; Mariposa Gazette, 11-12-1881 (obituary).

Nearly 20,000 biographies can be found in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes and is available for sale ($150). For a full book description and order information please click here.



Discover art and art prices ...
•  Auction records and images
•  Record prices, graphs, stats
•  Artist signature examples
•  More about subscribing

Example(s) of this artist's work:
Along the Riverbank, New Hampshire
Art images copyright© of artist or assignee

Subscribers may find the following and more:
Did it sell?  Low/high estimate
Size of work   Signature   Date created
Research Augusta Sweetland

Consider a subscription!  More info