Thomas Hill (1829-1908)
The Golden Gate from Point Lobos
signed 'T. Hill.' (lower right)
oil on paper laid down on canvas
15 x 22 in. (38.1 x 55.9 cm.)
Painted circa 1872.
Private collection, New Orleans, Louisiana.
The North Point Gallery, San Francisco, California.
Private collection, Orinda, California.
Montgomery Gallery, San Francisco, California.
Acquired by the late owners from the above, 1993.
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The present work, a rare view of the entrance to the Golden Gate, likely served as a preliminary study for Thomas Hill’s exhibition painting Picnic by the Sea (1873, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California).
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