[Portland:]: 1905. First edition. With a photograph portrait of Eliza R. Barchus on verso of title-page and 7 reproductions of paintings by Barchus of Oregon mountains. Very small brown smudge on front cover. A bit of light toning where staples show between pages  and . With an announcement pasted to page  noting that Barchus won the gold medal at the Lewis and Clark Exposition for her collection of paintings. A clean, near-fine copy of a scarce work. Original green paper wrappers with an ad for Barchus’s paintings pasted to back cover. Quarto.  pp. Item #16784
Eliza Rosanna Barchus (née Lamb, 1857 - 1959) was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was raised by her mother and stepfather, who worked in railroad construction, and traveled frequently around the West during her childhood. Barchus moved to Portland, Oregon in 1880, where she studied landscape painting and sold her first work in 1885. Along with winning the gold medal at the Lewis and Clark Exposition, Barchus also won gold and silver medals at Mechanics Fairs in Oregon and achieved national recognition from the display of her works at National Academy of Design in New York City and at the 1901 Pan-American Exposition. The website Eliza R. Barchus: The Oregon Artist, which is dedicated to documenting Barchus’s life and work, estimates that she produced close to 7,500 paintings, illustrated brochures, postcards, and other keepsakes during her fifty-year career.
OCLC lists only four copies: at Cal State Fresno, the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, Washington State University, and Yale.