Guide to the Framed items from the collections of The Bancroft Library

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Guide to the Framed items from the collections of The Bancroft Library

Collection number: Various

The Bancroft Library



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California

Contact Information:

Processed by:
The Bancroft Library staff
Date Completed:
January 2003
Encoded by:
Michael Conkin
Updated by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Framed items from the collections of The Bancroft Library
Collection Number: Various
Creator: Various
Extent: 310 items (framed); various 361 digital objects
Repository: The Bancroft Library.
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Abstract: 310 framed items from the collections of The Bancroft Library. Includes paintings, drawings, prints and photographs dating from the late 1600s to the mid-1970s. Subject matter is chiefly California scenes, events, towns and landmarks, as well as numerous portraits of prominent Californians.
Languages Represented: English

Information for Researchers

Access

Restricted originals. Use digital facsimiles or selected viewing prints only. Use of originals only by permission of the Curator of Pictorial Collections, The Bancroft Library.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish photographs must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Pictorial Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the user.
Copyright restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Framed items from the collections of The Bancroft Library, Various, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Digital Representations Available

Digital representations of all original pictorial materials are available as a part of the Container list of the finding aid. Digital image files were captured from originals by the Library Photographic Service. Most Library originals were captured directly using a Phase One Powerphase digital camera back and a Hasselblad camera. Lower-resolution viewing files were prepared from the high-resolution master TIFF files: the master files were downsampled, sharpened, color-corrected, adjusted for a gamma 2.2 viewing environment, and saved in JFIF (JPEG) format before being placed on the server.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Items from various sources, including gifts to the library and library purchases.

Funding

Finding aid and digital representations of archival material funded in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and technology Act (LSTA), administered in California by the State Librarian, as part of the Museums and the Online Archive of California project.

Image List

 

Individual Framed Items

 

County Fair :The Final Grooming at the Stock Show BANC PIC 1905.17141:120--FR

Creator/Collector: Cross, Vina
Physical Description: 1 painting on academy board : oil ; 56 x 92 cm.

Content/Description

View of livestock pens with cows being groomed and washed. Covered arenas with spectators in stands visible in background.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature (LR): V Cross. Title printed on label (verso). Secondary title handwritten (verso UR). Date of work from biographical and exhibit information handwritten on verso. Extensive biography and provenance information handwritten on verso.
 

Mountain home [Mount Saint Helena, Calif.] BANC PIC 1917.002--FR

Creator/Collector: Williams, Virgil, 1830-1886
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 65.6 x 105.7 cm.

Content/Description

Rustic dwelling with chickens and coop in the yard set in hilly landscape with numerous oak and pine trees. A small outbuilding is visible in the trees beyond and the foothills and peak of Mt. Saint Helena rises in the distance. Mountain Home Ranch Road still exists in Calistoga, CA.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted title, signature, and date (LR): Mountain Home / Williams 1874 California.
 

St. Antonio de Padua BANC PIC 1919.002--FR

Creator/Collector: Peters, Charles Rollo, 1862-1928
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 131.6 x 91 cm.

Content/Description

Nocturnal view of western façade of mission building.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature, title, and date (LL): Charles Rollo Peters / St. Antonio de Padua, 1900.
 

[T.J. Cobden-Sanderson] BANC PIC 1941.008--FR

Creator/Collector: Legros, A.
Physical Description: 1 print : etching(?) ; image 13 x 8.9 cm on mount (sight) 21.6 x 13.5 cm.

Content/Description

Bust length portrait of writer and book arts craftsman Thomas James Cobden-Sanderson (1840-1922).

Marks/Inscriptions

Printed signature and date (UR): A[lphonse?] Legros / 1893. Handwritten (LC on mount): T.J. Cobden-Sanderson / to John Henry Nash / -26 June 1921.
 

[Sitting Bull] BANC PIC 1942.009--FR

Creator/Collector: Gray, Percy, 1869-1952
Physical Description: 1 painting on paper : watercolor ; 41.2 x 25.6 cm.

Content/Description

Bust length, three-quarter profile portrait of Sioux Indian medicine chief.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten signature and date (LL): Percy Gray / 1909.
 

[Portrait of George Davidson] BANC PIC 1946.003--FR

Creator/Collector: Keith, William, 1838-1911
Physical Description: 1 painting on linen : oil ; visible image 59.5 x 49.8 cm.

Content/Description

Bust portrait in three-quarter profile of one-time regent of the University of California.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature and date (UR): W. Keith/1886. Plaque on frame (LC): George Davidson.
 

How I Got That Way BANC PIC 1953.002:01-04--FR

Creator/Collector: Goldberg, Reuben L. (Rube)
Physical Description: 3 drawings and 1 page text (matted and framed together) : pen, ink, and crayon ; 32 x 30 cm. or smaller.

Content/Description

Item (1): letter entitled "How I Got That Way" relates Goldberg's years as a mining engineering student at U.C. Berkeley to his start as a cartoonist. Item (2): cartoon with a radio announcer and football team. Item (3): cartoon of Professor Butts and self-opening umbrella. Item (4): Abe Lincoln.

Dimensions

Item (1): 28 x 21.4 cm.; Item (2): visible image 12 x 43.9 cm.; Item (3): visible image 13.9 x 43.9 cm.; Item (4): visible image 31.3 x 29.6 cm.

Marks/Inscriptions

Item (1): signature and date (LR): Rube Goldberg / May 1953; Item (2): signature (LR): Rube Goldberg 11-8; Item (3): signature (LR): R. Goldberg; Item (4): signature (LR): Rube Goldberg.
 

Letter: How I got that way BANC PIC 1953.002:01--FR

 

Cartoon: Football team BANC PIC 1953.002:02--FR

 

Cartoon: Professor Butts BANC PIC 1953.002:03--FR

 

Abe Lincoln BANC PIC 1953.002:04--FR

 

Bay of Monterey, Upper California BANC PIC 1953.003--FR

Creator/Collector: Smyth, William, 1800-1827
Physical Description: 1 painting on paper : watercolor ; visible image 22.8 x 35.6 cm.

Content/Description

Landscape with couple in foreground, buildings left and center, and masted ships in the bay at right, one of which is purported to be the H.M.S. Blossom on which Smyth served under Captain Frederick William Beechy. Smyth often sketched with fellow officer Richard Beechey during their voyage to the Pacific 1825-1828.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten signature and date (LL): W. Smyth / 1827. Handwritten title (LR).
 

The Presidio and Pueblo of Monterey, Upper California BANC PIC 1953.004--FR

Creator/Collector: Smyth, William, 1800-1827
Physical Description: 1 painting: watercolor on paper ; visible image 20.3 x 31.6 cm.

Content/Description

Landscape with three men in the foreground; buildings of the Presido and Pueblo at center. Painted during a voyage to the Pacific (1825-1828) on the H.M.S. Blossom under Captain Frederick William Beechy.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten signature and date (LR): W. Smyth / 1827. Handwritten title (LR): The Presidio and Pueblo of Monterrey [sic], Upper California.
 

Hiram W. Johnson BANC PIC 1956.007--FR

Creator/Collector: Unknown
Physical Description: 1 photograph : highlighted with white ; visible image 72.7 x 54.8 cm.

Content/Description

Bust portrait of Hiram Johnson (1866-1945).

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten signature (LR): Hiram W. Johnson.
 

[George Robins] BANC PIC 1959.093--FR

Creator/Collector: Unknown
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; oval image 68.5 x 55.8 cm.

Content/Description

Bust portrait of man (Robins, George W., 1821-1908). Robins, a California pioneer, left New York in March 1849 aboard the bark Clarissa, sailed around Cape Horn and arrived in San Francisco in October of that year. Robins was referred to as a capitalist and a letter apparently written by him to Benjamin S. Hill in 1850 discusses the state of money market in San Francisco at the time.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten title (stretcher, UC). Stamp (on stretcher) from Jones & Woolls picture store, 48 Market St.
 

Mission Dolores, Looking Towards San Francisco BANC PIC 1960.018:016--FR

Creator/Collector: Dougal, William H., 1822-1895
Physical Description: 1 drawing : pencil heightened with white ; 18 x 26.5 cm.

Content/Description

(on verso): In the middle distance is the mission quadrangle; the remaining mission chapel is visible on the far corner. At the far right of the drawing is mission bay. In the center distance is San Francisco harbor and Yerba Buena Island.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten title (LC): Mission Dolores, looking towards San Francisco. Handwritten date (LR): Oct. 22nd 1850.
 

[Francois Emile Matthes] BANC PIC 1961.005:115--FR

Creator/Collector: Unknown
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 59.6 x 49.6 cm.

Content/Description

Bust-length portrait of Matthes, noted geologist.
 

[Don Francisco de Lara y Fresnedo] BANC PIC 1961.022--FR

Creator/Collector: Unknown
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 105 x 82.6 cm.

Content/Description

Half-length standing portrait of churchman wearing a scarlet cloak and skull cap with a large cross around his neck. His is flanked by a coat of arms and books behind a drapery swag.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted (on scroll in image): El Illmo Sor Dn Franco / de Lara y Fresnedo...electo arpo de zaragoza ano de 1674.

Medium/Materials

oil on canvas
 

California fruit BANC PIC 1962.003:01--C

Creator/Collector: W.W. Elliott Lithographers
Physical Description: 1 print : lithograph ; sheet 61 x 48 cm.

General Content Note

Still life of grapes, strawberries and peach with glass dish.

Marks/Inscriptions

Printed title (LC in image). Printed (LC below title, in image): Painted for the State Agriculture Exhibition, from specimens raised at Smiths Gardens near Sacramento. By Thos. M. Logan, M.D. 1855; Lithographed & printed in colors by Endicott & Co. New York; (on scroll in image): Crawford's late peach, circumference 12 inches, weight near 12 ounces. Smith's California seedling strawberries, longest diameter 2 and 2/10 inches, shortest do 1, 1/4 do. Grapes Black Hamburg average diameter 8/10 inches. Cannon Hall muscat average diameter 9/10 inches. Correct, James L.L.F. Warren Cor. Sec., Cal. St. Ag. Soc.
 

[Charles Martin Weber] BANC PIC 1962.003:09--FR

Creator/Collector: Innes Felder, J.
Physical Description: 1 drawing on paper mounted on canvas : charcoal and white chalk ; visible oval image 63 x 49.7 cm.

Content/Description

Bust length portrait after a photo by J. Pitcher Spooner.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten signature (LR): J. Innes Felder.
 

[Don Silvestre Terrazas] BANC PIC 1962.011--FR

Creator/Collector: Aviola (?), M. Hernandez
Physical Description: 1 painting on canvas ; oil ; visible image 49 x 39 cm.

General Content Note

Bust-length portrait of Terrazas, a prominent and politically active journalist born in Chihuahua and educated in Mexico. He was editor of El Correo de Chihuahua and a member of the Prensa Asociada de los Estados, among other activities.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature (LR): M. [Hernandez?] Aviola / [?] / [1921?] Engraved plaque (verso) includes sitter's dates and occupation. Handwritten inscription (verso) includes sitter's dates, occupation, and parents and descendants names [signed by Margarita Terrazas]. On stretcher (UL): Fine Arts shop 1-15-21.

General Administrative Note

donor files indicate gift of Margarita Terrazas in 1962.
 

verso - Portrait of Don Silvestre Terrazas BANC PIC 1962.011--FR (verso)

 

Across the Continent : "Westward the course of empire takes its way" BANC PIC 1963.002:1530--D

Creator/Collector: Currier & Ives
Creator/Collector: Ives J.M.
Creator/Collector: Palmer, F. (Fanny), 1812-1876
Physical Description: 1 print : lithograph, hand colored ; 60.4 x 81.8 cm.

Content/Description

Rail line through small town of log buildings with train in center (Through Line New York - San Francisco). Scene includes men at work in woods; women and children near a public school, church and other buildings; covered wagons being pulled by oxen; a wagon train on trail in distance; and Indians on horses to right.

Marks/Inscriptions

Printed title (LC). Printed (LL): J.M. Ives, Del.; (LC) Entered according to act of Congress in the year AD 1868 by Currier & Ives...; (LR): Drawn by F.F. Palmer; (LC below title): New York Pub. by Currier & Ives. 125 Nassau Street.
 

Switchman's Union of North America Charter BANC PIC 1963.033--FR

Creator/Collector: Switchman's Union
Physical Description: 1 broadside on paper : b&w and color ; visible image 48 x 30.3 cm.

Content/Description

Includes a small vignette of a train and workmen, the text of the charter, signatures and a seal.

Marks/Inscriptions

Various signatures of Charter members. Document dated (LC): Jan. 19, 1913.

General Note

Completed by the Switchman's Union of North America, Lodge #197, San Francisco, Calif.
 

The White House, Canyon de Chelly BANC PIC 1964.005--FR

Creator/Collector: Cassidy, Gerald, 1879-1934
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; 25.3 x 45.8 cm.

Content/Description

Distant view of pueblo ruins.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten (verso stretcher UL): The White House / Canyon Del Shelly; (UC): San Diego Exposition 1915.

Exhibition/Loan History

San Diego Exposition-1915.
 

[Mount Shasta viewed through trees] BANC PIC 1965.005--FR

Creator/Collector: Brodt, Helen Tanner, 1838-1908
Physical Description: 1 drawing on paper mounted on canvas : pastel ; visible image 53.8 x 43.6 cm.

Content/Description

Vertical view of Mount Shasta looking through tree-lined slope in the foreground.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten signature (LR): Helen Brodt. Handwritten title (verso): Mt. Shasta.
 

[Mount Shasta and a mountain lake] BANC PIC 1965.006--FR

Creator/Collector: Brodt, Helen Tanner, 1838-1908
Physical Description: 1 drawing : pastel ; visible image 28 x 38.2 cm.

Content/Description

Horizontal view looking through trees towards Mount Shasta with a small lake in foreground.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten signature (LR): Helen / Brodt.
 

[George P. Hammond : Director of the Bancroft Library, 1946-1965] BANC PIC 1965.007--FR

Creator/Collector: Stewart, M.D.
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 75 x 54.7 cm.

Content/Description

Half-length seated portrait.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature (LR): M. D. Stewart 65.
 

[Self portrait of Gerald Cassidy] BANC PIC 1966.008--FR

Creator/Collector: Cassidy, Gerald, 1879-1934
Physical Description: 1 painting on canvas : oil ; 51 x 40.6 cm.

General Content Note

Bust-length portrait of the artist.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature (LR) : Gerald [sun symbol] Cassidy. Label (on verso, dated August 3, 1958): sold to / Robert E. McKee, / P.O. Drawer 562, / El Paso, Texas. / (signed): Mrs. Gerald Cassidy. Handwritten on stretcher (top) : 1924 Gerald Cassidy self-portrait / 1924.
 

Bird's-eye view of Redwood City, Cal[ifornia]. BANC PIC 1968.021--D

Creator/Collector: Moore, E.S.
Physical Description: 1 lithograph : b&w ; sheet 55 x 65.5 cm.

General Content Note

View of city with vignettes of Price's Hotel, Wise Planing and Jobbing Mill, Summit Springs Health and Pleasure Resort, Wahl Building and C.J. Hynding residence along the top border; and, in the center bottom, Redwood City House.

Marks/Inscriptions

Printed title (LC). Printed signature (LR in image): E.S. Moore, artist. Printed key to locations in central image (LR and LL).
 

[A mountain scene] BANC PIC 1969.005--FR

Creator/Collector: Holdridge, R.G. (Ransom Gillett), 1836-1899
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; 39.5 x 50 cm.

Content/Description

View of ravine with valley and high mountains in distance. Peasant woman with basket walking through opening in fence in foreground.

Marks/Inscriptions

On stretcher (LL): 71.1.2.
 

[Tourist party viewing Yosemite] BANC PIC 1969.006--FR

Creator/Collector: Schafer, F.F., 1841-1917
Physical Description: 1 painting on canvas mounted on masonite : oil ; visible image 34.6 x 64.8 cm.

Content/Description

Group seated in open wagon drawn by four horses looking at of view of Yosemite Valley from the Mariposa Trail with El Capitan visible in center and Half Dome in the distance.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten (verso): Herman / Reichel. Label from Oakland Art Museum (Municipal Auditorium Oakland; No. TL 58.35.5).
 

[Untitled river scene : possibly the Columbia River] BANC PIC 1969.007--FR

Creator/Collector: Schafer, Frederick F. (attr.), 1841-1917
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; 41 x 60.5 cm.

Content/Description

View looking across [Columbia?] river with high peak at left and mountain in distance.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten (R edge): Columbia River? Mt. Hood Cape Horn [modern hand].
 

Fort Point from Baker Beach BANC PIC 1969.013--FR

Creator/Collector: Valencia, Manuel, 1856-1935
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 76 x 126.3 cm.

Content/Description

View from Baker Beach looking northeast with Fort Point in right distance and Marin headlands in left distance. Steamboat and masted ship at bay.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature LR: M. Valencia. Title from label (verso).
 

[Primitive painting of a man fishing in a mountain lake] BANC PIC 1969.015--FR

Creator/Collector: Unknown Primitive
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; 58.3 x 76.5 cm.

Content/Description

Man fishing from a boat in lake near mountains and a cabin.
 

[Horse's head] BANC PIC 1969.020:01--FR

Creator/Collector: Norris, B.F.
Physical Description: 1 painting on canvas mounted on board : oil ; 20 x 20 cm.

Content/Description

Bust of horse in agitated state, foaming at the mouth.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted (LR): Benut [?] 67.
 

[Mount Shasta and Shastina Lake] BANC PIC 1970.003--FR

Creator/Collector: Butman, Frederick A., 1820-1871
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 65.3 x 106.7 cm.

Content/Description

Distant view of snow-capped mountains with small lake in foreground surrounded by an open plain.

Marks/Inscriptions

(verso): S.&G. Gump / importers of / looking glasses, picture frames, mouldings, pictures / no. 117 & 119 Sansome St. S.F. / - Cal. -
 

Almond Blossoms and Wild Mustard, Saratoga, California BANC PIC 1970.007--FR

Creator/Collector: Wores, Theodore, 1858-1939
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 75.4 x 90.3 cm.

Content/Description

Field with flowering trees and plants and a small wooden building.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature (LR): Theodore Wores. Title from label on verso.
 

Mount Tamalpais from Corte Madera Creek BANC PIC 1970.008--FR

Creator/Collector: Wores, Theodore, 1858-1939
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 39.5 x 49.6 cm.

Content/Description

California landscape with wildflowers and oaks in foreground, creek in center, and Mt. Tamalpais in the distance.

Marks/Inscriptions

Signature (LR): Theodore Wores. Title and date from label on verso. UC label (verso, LL): 70-10-06912.
 

[The Golden Gate from Ocean Cliff, San Francisco] BANC PIC 1970.009--FR

Creator/Collector: Wores, Theodore, 1858-1939
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 39.7 x 49.8 cm.

General Content Note

Oceanside path along cliff with wild flowers. Buoy visible at left.

Marks/Inscriptions

Signature (LL): Theodore Wores.
 

[Yosemite Falls] BANC PIC 1970.010--FR

Creator/Collector: Wores, Theodore, 1858-1939
Physical Description: 1 painting on canvas on board : oil (acrylic?) ; visible image 39.6 x 29.2 cm.

Content/Description

View of upper and lower Yosemite Falls from across meadow.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature (LR): Theodore Wores.
 

[View of San Francisco waterfront, 1850] BANC PIC 1970.011--FR

Creator/Collector: Jones, William H., active ca. 1860
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 30.9 x 81.2 cm.

Content/Description

Early view of San Francisco showing scattered buildings on waterfront with ships in harbor; one ship is ablaze.

General Content Note

Based on: Henry Firks' San Francisco : 1849. Drawn on the spot by Henry Firks for [auctioneer] W.H. Jones, Esq. of San Francisco, looking from Market Street sand dunes towards Telegraph Hill.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature (LR) : William H. Jones.
 

[The Cliff House and Seal Rocks, San Francisco] BANC PIC 1970.012--FR

Creator/Collector: Unknown
Physical Description: 1 reverse painting on glass : mixed media ; visible image 19.2 x 24.5 cm.

Content/Description

View of Cliff house and beyond from Sutro Heights.

General Note

Possibly a keepsake item sold at the Cliff House.

Processing Information

Previously 1969.012.
 

[The miner's dream] BANC PIC 1970.038--FR

Creator/Collector: Unknown
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 44 x 34 cm.

General Content Note

View of Australian gold miner seated at a desk asleep, dreaming of a winter homecoming with family, after having read a letter that has fallen to the floor. Set in a rustic cabin, several books lay on the desk while a dog and dead bird lay at his feet.
 

[Portrait of Earl Warren, Chief Justice of the United States] BANC PIC 1970.045--FR

Creator/Collector: Ray, Joan
Physical Description: 1 photograph ; 47.3 x 40.1 cm.

Content/Description

Half length portrait of Warren seated behind desk.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten (LL on mat): To: Oscar Jahnsen / my friend and associate / for over 30 years. / [signed] Earl Warren / Chief Justice of the United States. Printed signature (in neg?) (LL): Joan Ray / [.116?] 4.5 S.F.
 

Aspinwall California Railway BANC PIC 1971.003--FR

Creator/Collector: Nahl, H.W. Arthur
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 54.9 x 75.3 cm.

Content/Description

View of a train engine and car crossing a body of water in Aspinwall (later renamed Colon) Panama. The turnaround is visible in the foreground and a church with a classical façade stands on a hill with the town beyond.

General Content Note

The Panama railroad was built across the Isthmus of Panama by William Henry Aspinwall from 1850-52. The town of Aspinwall was established in 1852 and served as its western terminus when the railroad was finished. The railroad carried many miners to California during the gold rush and was the fastest shipping route between New York and San Francisco before transcontinental railroad was completed in 1869.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten (verso, UL): H. A. A. / 29031. UCB label (verso): 71-10-00468. Auction labels on verso.
 

[Adobe, Rancho Santa Margarita(?)] BANC PIC 1971.005--FR

Creator/Collector: Walker, James, 1818-1889
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 25 x 44.8 cm.

Content/Description

View of ranchers roping a cow in front of an adobe house. Possibly Rancho Santa Margarita, (San Luis Obispo County?) Calif.

Marks/Inscriptions

Exhibition and provenance information on verso.
 

[Corral, Rancho Santa Margarita(?)] BANC PIC 1971.006--FR

Creator/Collector: Walker, James, 1818-1889
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil on canvas ; visible image 25.2 x 45.2 cm.

Content/Description

Thatched stick corral on open plain with mountains in distance. Possibly Rancho Santa Margarita, (San Luis Obispo County?) Calif.

Marks/Inscriptions

Numerous (on verso).
 

[Padron] BANC PIC 1971.007--FR

Creator/Collector: Walker, James, 1818-1889
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 29.2 x 24.5.

Content/Description

Man in fancy dress on horseback, presumably a Spanish Califorian rancher.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature (LL) : J. Walker. Handwritten title (verso).
 

[Vaquero] BANC PIC 1971.008--FR

Creator/Collector: Walker, James, 1818-1889
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil on canvas ; vi 29.2 x 24.5 cm.

Content/Description

Young man on horseback, presumably on a Californian rancho.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature (LL) : J. Walker. Handwritten title (verso).
 

California fruit : paintur for C.A. Shelton. BANC PIC 1971.009--FR

Creator/Collector: Nahl, Charles Christian, 1818-1878
Physical Description: 1 painting on paper : watercolor ; visible image 22.7 x 35 cm.

Content/Description

Bowl including apples, pears, grapes and other fruits.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handlettered title and signature (LC) : California Fruit paintur for C. A. Shelton / by Charles Nahl.
 

[San Francisco beach, Seal Rock, and Cliff House] BANC PIC 1971.010--FR

Creator/Collector: Unknown
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 34.8 x 60.2 cm.

Content/Description

View from Ocean Beach looking north toward the Cliff House and Seal Rocks; bathers and a dog on the beach, and a steamship in the distance.
 

The Grizzly BANC PIC 1971.011--FR

Creator/Collector: Hill, Thomas, 1829-1908
Physical Description: 1 painting on wood panel : oil ; 106.6 x 17.7 cm.

Content/Description

Giant Sequoia with two figures on horseback in foreground.

Marks/Inscriptions

Signature (LR): T. Hill. Title (LC): The / Grizzly.
 

The Wawona BANC PIC 1971.012--FR

Creator/Collector: Hill, Thomas, 1829-1908

General Content Note

Giant Sequoia showing tunnel through trunk.

Marks/Inscriptions

Signature (LR): T. Hill. Painted title (LC): The / Wawona.

Dimensions

1 painting on wood panel : oil ; 106.7 x 17.8 cm.
 

Confluence of the Jefferson, Madison, and Gallatin Rivers to Form the Missouri River in S.W. Montana, 1917 BANC PIC 1971.013--FR

Creator/Collector: Paxson, E.S., 1852-1919
Physical Description: 1 painting on paper : watercolor ; 24.7 x 34.7 cm.

Content/Description

Landscape view from the river bank in the Three Forks region of Montana.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature and date (LR): E.S. Paxson / -1917-. Title from label on verso. Acquisition information on label on verso. UC inventory label (verso): 71-10-00470.
 

A prune orchard, Saratoga, California BANC PIC 1971.016--FR

Creator/Collector: Wores, Theodore, 1858-1939
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 29.4 x 44.2 cm.

General Content Note

Landscape with plum trees in bloom and poppies.

Marks/Inscriptions

Signature (LR): Theodore Wores.
 

[Portrait of Herbert E. Bolton] : [Director of The Bancroft Library, 1916-1942] BANC PIC 1971.019--FR

Creator/Collector: Lazcano, J.
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 79.8 x 75 cm.

Content/Description

Half length seated portrait of former director reading a book

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature (LR): J. Lazcano.
 

[A Modoc Brave on the Warpath] BANC PIC 1971.055:1627--FR

Creator/Collector: Muybridge, Eadweard, 1830-1904
Creator/Collector: Bradley & Rulofson
Physical Description: 1 photograph : stereograph ; on mount 8.5 x 17.7 cm.

Marks/Inscriptions

Printed (on mount) : The Modoc War / illustrated by Muybridge / Published by Bradley & Rulofson. Exhibition information on verso.
 

[Mountain Lion] BANC PIC 19xx.503--FR

Creator/Collector: Proctor, A. Phimister (Alexander Phimister), 1862-1950
Physical Description: 1 print : etching ; visible image 16 x 17.6 cm.

Content/Description

Snarling mountain lion perched on a hill.

Marks/Inscriptions

Etched initials (LR in image): A.P.P. Handwritten signature (LR): A Phimister Proctor; (LC): To my good friend / Francis Farquhor- / from A. Phimister Proctor - Nov. 29 - [1]945.
 

[Landscape in the Sierra Nevada mountains] BANC PIC 1972.003--FR

Creator/Collector: Unknown
Physical Description: 1 painting on canvas mounted on cardboard : oil ; 20.5 x 27.8 cm.

Content/Description

View of meadow with mountains in distance.
 

[The camp ground] BANC PIC 1972.005--FR

Creator/Collector: Ring, B. (Alice B.?)
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 59.5 x 89 cm.

Content/Description

A California resort camp with large tents, oak trees, and figures. Large communal tent at left. Outdoor cooking area set up in left foreground. Several groups of men, women, and children reading, playing cards, relaxing and preparing to hunt.

Marks/Inscriptions

Signature (LL): BRing.
 

[Pioche, Lincoln County, Nevada] BANC PIC 1972.006--FR

Creator/Collector: Schofield, George
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 43.5 69.5 cm.

Content/Description

View of town looking northwesterly from the north slope of Treasure Hill. Hill at center is a quartzite knoll. Mine building at center is thought to be the Meadow Valley no.3 shaft.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature and date (LL) : G. Schofield / Aug. 1870. Label (verso of frame) : Pioche / 19 miles from Bodie, California [...]

General Note

Location identified by Paul Gemmill of the Nevada Mining Association.
 

[Portrait of Henry Durant] : [first president of the University of California] BANC PIC 1972.027--FR

Creator/Collector: Unknown
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 68.4 x 55.5 cm.

Content/Description

Bust length portrait.
 

[Portrait of Inez Ghirardelli] BANC PIC 1973.014--FR

Creator/Collector: Lehman, Carlton
Physical Description: 1 painting on heavy panel : tempera ; visible image 48 x 63 cm.

Content/Description

Half length seated portrait. Unfinished scene (described separately) on verso.

Marks/Inscriptions

Label (verso, UL) from Golden Gate International Exposition May 25th - September 29th, 1940. Names artist as Carleton Lehman, registration # 2549.
 

Verso - [Portrait of Inez Ghirardelli] BANC PIC 1973.014--FR (verso)

Creator/Collector: Lehman, Carlton

Content/Description

Unfinished painting with eight figures (scholars or actors) and dog in architectural setting.
 

Lakeport, Lake County, California: The Switzerland of America. BANC PIC 1973.015--D

Creator/Collector: Inchbold, Stanley, 1856-
Physical Description: 1 print: artotype ; sheet 53 x 71 cm.

General Content Note

Large central image is overview of the town, waterfront and distant hills, showing docks, buildings and farms. Marginal images of prominent businesses and landmarks include map of Plates Addition, tin shop and hardware storefront on Chamblin block, Witter Springs [resort] near Upper Lake, H. Cohn & Son grocery and hardware store, Farmers Savings Bank storefront, McCraney & Sons storefront, Mound Cottages Hotel, Bank of Lake storefront, Lakeport Democrat storefront, Whitton's Stable, Uncle Sam Mountain from Upper Lake, Tunis Lumber Merchant, storefronts on Levy block 1875, Pioneer Store.

Marks/Inscriptions

Printed title (LC). Printed signature (LR in image): Drawn by Stanley Inchbold Upper Lake, Lake Co. Cal. Printed (LR out side of image): Britton & Rey, Arto: San Francisco; (LL): Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1888 by Stanley Inchbold, Upper Lake, in the office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington; (LC below title): Stanley Inchbold, Upper Lake, Lake Co. Cal., late prof. of drawing at the University Coll. Sch: London, Eng.: certificated art master from South Kensington Govt. School, London, Eng. Library of Congress copyright stamp (LL).

General Note

Vintage photocopy of original watercolor, not drawn to scale.
 

[Still life] : [the Daily Independent] BANC PIC 1973.019--FR

Creator/Collector: S.M. (of San Diego)
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; 33.2 x 45.7 cm.

Content/Description

Folded newspaper, Daily Independent, (Vol. XVIII--No. 60. Santa Barbara Wednesday evening) laying on table next to tooled leather cigar pouch; lit cigar rests on table.

General Content Note

The Daily Independent was founded in 1883 by George P. Tebbetts. The painting was presented by Tebbetts' son, Nathan A. Tebbetts, to Thomas More Storke in commemoration of the friendship between their fathers George Tebbetts and Judge Charles A. Storke. Judge Storke purchased the paper and changed the name to the Santa Barbara News Press. T.M. Storke was editor.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted (LR): S. M. San Diego. Label detailing provenance on verso.
 

[Looking down Yosemite Valley] BANC PIC 1974.009--FR

Creator/Collector: Bierstadt, Albert, 1830-1902
Creator/Collector: Dillmann, J.J.
Creator/Collector: Deldruck v. Breidenbach & Co. (Dusseldorf, Germany)
Physical Description: 1 print : chromolithograph ; visible image 53.5 x 81.7 cm.

Content/Description

View looking towards Royal Arches; Half Dome at right, Yosemite Falls at left, Merced River below, and Mount Watkins in distance.

Marks/Inscriptions

Printed signature (LR): A. Bierstadt. Printed (LL): J.J. Dillmann Lith; (LC): Deldruck v. Breidenbach & Co. in Dusseldorf.

General Note

Lithograph after an original painting by Albert Bierstadt, ca. 1868. Described by dealer as a "proof before letters"
 

[Sutro Baths] BANC PIC 1974.014-ROLL

Creator/Collector: Unknown
Physical Description: 1 print (composite of multiple sheets) mounted on canvas : chromolithograph ; printed area 197.5 x 203.5 cm.

Content/Description

Interior view of baths showing large pool, smaller pools, and platforms. Onlookers on upper platforms viewing mostly male bathers. Structure of building detailed.
 

[View of Avalon Harbor, Santa Catalina Island, Calif.] BANC PIC 1975.009--FR

Creator/Collector: Kurtz and Allison
Physical Description: 1 print : chromolithograph ; visible image 51.2 x 65.6 cm.

Content/Description

View overlooking bay and harbor showing boating activity, docks, and buildings along shore.

Marks/Inscriptions

Printed title (LC): Avalon, Santa Catalina Island Cal.
 

[Avalon Bay, Santa Catalina Island] BANC PIC 1975.031--FR

Creator/Collector: Unknown
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 54.9 x 81.9 cm.

General Content Note

View of harbor with a small number of buildings on the shore. Small sailing vessels and a ferry on the water.
 

[California landscape with poppies] BANC PIC 1976.006--FR

Creator/Collector: Redmond, Granville, 1871-1935
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 75.3 x 100.5 cm.

General Content Note

Rolling green foothills with oak trees and poppies in the foreground; mountains in the distance.

Marks/Inscriptions

Signature (LL): Grandville Redmond.
 

[Laguna Beach, Calif.] BANC PIC 1976.008--FR

Creator/Collector: Redmond, Granville, 1871-1935
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 29.7 x 40 cm.

General Content Note

View of coastline with several figures on the beach under umbrellas and in the water.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature (LR): Granville Redmond.

Exhibition/Loan History

Exhibited UCB Art Museum, 01/08/30.
 

[Yosemite Valley by moonlight, Calif.] BANC PIC 1976.019--FR

Creator/Collector: Sears, Benjamin Willard, 1846-1905
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 45.7 x 32.3 cm.

Content/Description

Nocturnal view of El Capitan with small campfire visible on the valley floor.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature (LR): Ben. W. Sears.
 

[Indian war party] BANC PIC 1976.042--FR

Creator/Collector: Borein, Edward, 1872-1945
Physical Description: 1 print : etching ; visible image 14.3 x 19.4 cm.

Content/Description

Four native American Indians on horseback; three wear full feather headresses and each carries either a spear or staff.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten signature (LR): Edward Borein. Insignia? (LL).
 

Home-Front Hero BANC PIC 1976.045--FR

Creator/Collector: Goldberg, Rube, 1883-1970
Physical Description: 1 drawing : crayon, ink, and gouache ; visible image 34 x 27.7 cm.

Content/Description

Satirical cartoon of horse in relation to gas rationing and beef shortage during the World War II.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten signature (LR) : Rube Goldberg. Handwritten inscription (LL) : With / all good wishes / to commissioner / Albert Pleydell / [signed] Rube Goldberg / Jan. 15, 1943.
 

[Self portrait of Gottardo Piazzoni sketching in landscape] BANC PIC 1977.013--FR

Creator/Collector: Piazzoni, Gottardo, 1872-1945
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 16.8 x 12 cm.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature and date (LR): G. Piazzoni 03.
 

Chaucer's Canterbury pilgrims BANC PIC 1977.017--FR

Creator/Collector: Blake, William
Physical Description: 1 print : steel engraving (second state) ; visible image 35 x 96.5 cm.

Content/Description

Large group on horseback in procession from gothic style gate at left. Characters named in margin below image.

Marks/Inscriptions

Printed title (LC). (Printed below title): Painted in fresco by William Blake & by him engraved & published October 8, 1810, at no. 28 corner of Broad Street Golden Square.

Medium/Materials

engraving
 

[Landscape with eucalyptus trees, Santa Barbara foothills, Calif.] BANC PIC 1977.040--FR

Creator/Collector: Otte, William Louis, 1871-1957
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 54.2 x 69.7 cm.

General Content Note

Eucalyptus trees in foreground with mountains in distance.

Marks/Inscriptions

Signature (LR) : William Louis Otte (additional signature visible above present).
 

[Cowboy chasing a steer] BANC PIC 1977.052--FR

Creator/Collector: Borein, Edward, 1872-1945
Physical Description: 1 painting : watercolor on paper ; visible image 11.7 x 18.9 cm .

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten signature (LR) : Edward Borein .
 

[Two cowboys roping a steer] BANC PIC 1977.053--FR

Creator/Collector: Borein, Edward, 1872-1945
Physical Description: 1 painting : watercolor on paper ; visible image 15.8 x 20.7 cm .

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten signature (LR) : Edward Borein .
 

[Nudes embracing / photographed by Tom Weir] BANC PIC 1977.116--FR

Creator/Collector: Weir, Thomas
Physical Description: 1 photograph mounted on masonite ; 28.5 x 50 cm.

General Content Note

Image reproduced in City Lights Journal # 3 (1965).

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten photographer's label (verso): To Lawrence Ferlinghetti / 2nd Dec. 1965 / [signed] Thomas Weir.
 

[Old Mission Sonoma, Calif.] BANC PIC 1978.101--FR

Creator/Collector: Macartney, Harry, ca. 1870-
Physical Description: 1 painting on academy board : oil ; visible image 24 x 31 cm.

Content/Description

View of Mission in evening.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature (LR): H. Macartney. Stamp (verso): Regal / Canvas Boards / size 10 x 13. Handwritten (verso): Old Mission / Sonoma / H Macartney / 1791 Pine St. / City. Additional auction information partially visible on verso.
 

Carmel BANC PIC 1978.123--FR

Creator/Collector: Heyneman, Julie Helen, 1868-1942
Physical Description: 1 painting on academy board : oil ; visible image 35 x 45.5 cm.

Content/Description

View of beach at Carmel looking north with Pebble Beach and northern point in distance.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten signature, title, and date (LR): Julie Heyneman. / Carmel 1938.
 

[Emilio Segre] BANC PIC 1978.187--FR

Creator/Collector: Chamberlain, June
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 80 x 59.5 cm.

Content/Description

Half length portrait of the scientist seated at a desk in his office. Papers relating to light spectrum and related sciences scattered on desk.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature (LC): June S. Chamberlain ©. Sitter's name appears on papers on desk.

General Note

Painted by wife of Dr. Owen Chamberlain.
 

[Mission San Juan Capistrano] BANC PIC 1979.007--FR

Creator/Collector: Cole, Joseph Foxcroft, 1837-1892
Physical Description: 1 painting on paper : watercolor ; visible image 36.9 x 50.9 cm.

Content/Description

Distant view across open pasture toward mission buildings.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature and date (LR): J. Foxcroft Cole, 1886.
 

[Chinatown Alley, Sing Yuen Washing & Ironing] BANC PIC 1979.008--FR

Creator/Collector: Hahn, Karl Wilhelm, 1829-1887
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 45 x 33.5 cm.

Content/Description

Dark alley surrounded by buildings; several figures involved in various activities; ducks and chickens in scene.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature (LR) : Wm Hahn.
 

Chapel of the Mission of San Luis Rey. S. California BANC PIC 1979.009--FR

Creator/Collector: Wiles, Lemuel
Physical Description: 1 painting on board : oil ; visible image 16.8 x 14.2 cm.

Content/Description

Ruined chapel with belltower behind and church buildings to right. Cemetery crosses in foreground.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature and date (LR): L M. Wiles / 1876. Painted title (plaque on frame). Handwritten (panel verso): Chapel of the Mission of San Luis Rey. S. California / L.M. Wiles / N.Y. 1876. Handwritten (LR): Moonlight- / Chapel at / San Luis Rey.
 

Mission of San Carlos, Near Monterey, California BANC PIC 1979.010--FR

Creator/Collector: Wiles. Lemuel Maynard, 1826-1905
Physical Description: 1 painting on board : oil ; visible image 20 x 30.5 cm .

Content/Description

View of eastern façade of Church .

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature and date (LR) : L.M. Wiles 1876 . Painted title (plaque on frame). Handwritten (panel verso) : Mission of San Carlos near Monterey California / N.Y. 1876 / L.M. Wiles .
 

Mission of San Juan Capistrano. S. California BANC PIC 1979.011--FR

Creator/Collector: Wiles, Lemuel Maynard
Physical Description: 1 painting on board : oil ; visible image 19.9 x 30.2 cm.

Content/Description

Ruins of chapel with bells at left and figures and mountains at right.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature and date (LR): L M Wiles / 1876. Painted title (plaque on frame). Handwritten (panel verso): Mission of San Juan Capistrano. S. California / L.M. Wiles- / N.Y. 1876-.
 

Mount San Bernardino from the Mission Ruins, S. California BANC PIC 1979.012--FR

Creator/Collector: Wiles, Lemuel Maynard
Physical Description: 1 painting on [slate?] panel : oil ; visible image 24.5 x 48.9 cm.

Content/Description

View overlooking valley from atop stone wall; mission ruins at right, small house at left, and snow-covered mountains in distance.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature and date (LL): L.M. Wiles / 1876. Painted title (plaque on frame). Handwritten (panel verso): Mount San Bernardino from the Mission Ruins, S. California / L. M. Wiles / N.Y. 1876.
 

On the Chagres River, C[entral] America BANC PIC 1979.013--FR

Creator/Collector: Wiles Lemuel, 1826-1905
Physical Description: 1 painting on panel : oil ; visible image 19 x 15.8 cm.

Content/Description

View looking down river with the sun low above the distant mountains. Lush tropical vegetation along the shore, a small boat on the water, and huts visible in the distance.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature and date (LL): L.M. Wiles / 1876. Painted title (plaque on frame). Handwritten (panel verso): On the Chagres, C. America / L.M. Wiles / (LL) N.Y. 1876.
 

View in Panama, C[entral] America BANC PIC 1979.014--FR

Creator/Collector: Wiles Lemuel, 1826-1905
Physical Description: 1 painting on panel : oil ; visible image 19.3 x 15.8cm.

Content/Description

View of dwelling along the water's edge surrounded by tropical vegetation; figure in small boat on the beach below at twilight.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature and date (LR): L.M. Wiles - / 1876. Painted title (plaque on frame). Handwritten (panel verso): View of Panama, C. America / L.M. Wiles / (LL) N.Y. 1876.
 

[View in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, California] BANC PIC 1979.015--FR

Creator/Collector: Wynat, Alexander Helvig
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 39 x 58.6 cm.

Content/Description

View of a broad, green meadow with a small encampment and horses in the middleground and a single Indian figure in the foreground.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten signature and date (LR) : A. H. Wyant 1865.
 

[The Mission of San Jose, California] BANC PIC 1979.016--D (sheet 2-3)

Creator/Collector: Smyth, William, 1800-1827
Physical Description: 1 drawing on paper (on 2 contiguous sketch book pages) : pencil ; full sheet 26.3 x 74.3 cm.

Content/Description

Broad view of mission and outbuildings with two Indians in the foreground, a horse and rider to the right and native American dwellings (huts) to the left.

General Content Note

William Smyth (watercolorist and topographical artist) served as official artist of Captain Frederick W. Beechey's expedition to the Pacific and Bering Strait on the ship H.M.S. Blossom under the command of Captain Beechey in 1825-1828. The expedition wintered in San Francisco and Monterey Bays in 1826 and 1827. While in California, Smyth made drawings and watercolors of the flora and fauna, among other subjects.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten title (UL right hand sheet): The Mission of S. Jose. California -.
 

[Flower] BANC PIC 1979.016--D (verso, sheet 2)

Creator/Collector: Smyth, William, 1800-1827
Physical Description: 1 drawing : pencil ; 26.2 x 37.1 cm.

Content/Description

Detailed drawing of small branch with leaves and a blossom.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten (UR, modern hand?): Captain F. W. Beechey / H. M. S. Blossom.
 

[Man walking over bridge] BANC PIC 1979.016--D (verso, sheet 1)

Creator/Collector: Smyth, William, 1800-1827
Physical Description: 1 drawing : pencil ; 26.2 x 36.7 cm.

Content/Description

Man carrying walking stick or pole over shoulder, crossing small stone bridge.
 

Santa Anna [Church?] Panama BANC PIC 1979.017--FR

Creator/Collector: Nahl, Hugo Wilhelm Arthur, 1833-1889
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; 20.5 x 28 cm.

Content/Description

Western façade of mission church looking towards east end of building; figures gathered around entrance and walking in street.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature and date (LL): A.N. 1860. Painted title (LR): Santa Anna Panama.
 

Hills near Salinas [Calif.] BANC PIC 1979.018--D

Creator/Collector: Unknown
Physical Description: 1 painting paper mounted on board : watercolor ; 37.9 x 55.6 cm.

Content/Description

View looking across open field with rolling hills in distance, possibily showing Gavilan Peak?

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten title (verso): Hills near Salinas. Manufacturer's stamp (verso): Whatman (extra hard sized drawing paper on board).
 

[Bacon Art and Library Building, University of California, Berkeley] BANC PIC 1979.025--FR

Creator/Collector: Unknown
Physical Description: 1 painting on prepared paper mounted on board : oil ; visible image 27.9 x 41.5 cm.

Content/Description

View of building through trees with meadow in foreground.

General Note

Becon Art and Library Building was later renamed as Bacon Hall.
 

The Sonnet : Anima BANC PIC 1979.056--FR

Creator/Collector: Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, 1828-1882
Creator/Collector: Sharp, William
Physical Description: 1 print : etching ; visible image 10 x 16.4 cm.

Content/Description

Winged female figure, her head is crowned with a laurel wreath, holding a lyre and hourglass suspended above a rose bower surrounding the sonnet.

General Content Note

This is the decorated copy Rossetti made of the "Introductory Sonnet" to the 1881 edition of "The House of Life." The design was executed as a present for his mother on her eightieth birthday (27 April 1880). It is supposed to have been copied into David Main's edition of "A Treasury of English Sonnets," which Rossetti gave to his mother as a present. The lost original design is known from two printed copies made from it, one of which was published as the frontispiece to William Sharp's "Dante Gabriel Rossetti. A Record and a Study" (1882). It is possible that this is the original proof for Sharp's frontispiece. (see: The Complete Writings and Pictures of Dante Gabriel Rossetti - http://www.iath.virginia.edu/rossetti/)

Marks/Inscriptions

Printed title (UL): Anima. Printed (LL): D. G. Rossetti pro matre fecit Apr: 27. 1880. Handwritten (verso): To W. B. Scott / with friendly regards from / William Sharp / 9:12:'82 / (mounted on lower border, trimmed from mat board): proof on India paper / William Sharp. Signatures and handwriting appear to be the same on both inscriptions.
 

[Inscription on verso of print of "Anima..."] BANC PIC 1979.056--FR (verso)

 

The Berkeley Hills, Cal. BANC PIC 1979.076--FR

Creator/Collector: Breuer, Henry Joseph, 1860-1932
Physical Description: 1 painting on board : oil ; visible image 12 x 17 cm.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted initials and date (LL): H. J. B. 15. Handwritten (verso): The Berkeley Hills, Cal. (In artist's hand) / Henry J. Breuer / born Phil 1860 / died cal - 1932 / reference fieldings [dictionary of artists] / Malletts [Independent?] / etc.
 

[Marion Ward, Louise Ward & Annie Mailliard] BANC PIC 1980.027--FR

Creator/Collector: Storrow, Rebecca J.
Physical Description: 1 painting on paper : oil ; visible image 11.5 x 10.5 cm, dome top frame.

Content/Description

Portrait group of adolescent male with two little girls in his lap. The girls hold bouquets of roses and morning glories.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten (UC verso): Marion Ward / Louisa Crawford nee Ward / Annie Mailliard " " [nee Ward] / painted by Miss Hall / this miniature painted by / Rebecca J. Storrow.
 

[Portrait of John Augustus Sutter] BANC PIC 1980.043--FR

Creator/Collector: Pierce, J.H.
Creator/Collector: Butler, B. F.
Creator/Collector: Johnson, W.H.
Physical Description: 1 print : lithograph ; 26.7 x 20.5 cm.

Content/Description

Bust portrait of owner of Sutter's Mill, site of gold discovery in January 1848.

Marks/Inscriptions

Printed signature (LC) : J. A. Sutter. Printed (LL) : Lith. of B. F. Butler ; (LR) : Drawn on stone by J. H. Peirce from a portrait by S. W. Shaw ; (LC) : Published by Peirce & Johnson, San Francisco, California 1852 / entered according to act of Congress in the year 1852 by J. H. Peirce and W. H. Johnson [...] Additional descriptive information on label (verso).
 

[California Panorama] BANC PIC 1980.047a-n--FR

Creator/Collector: Robinson, Charles Dorman, 1847-1933
Physical Description: 1 composite image (9 panels stitched together) on fabric : distemper ; 23 x 506 cm.

Content/Description

Scenes (L to R): 1. Bay scene, 2. New Almaden Mining area 3. View of San Jose (after print by Levi Goodrich, publ. Britton & Rey 1858), 4. Panorama of San Francisco from Alcatraz to Meiggs Wharf to Valley (from print after original by C.B. Gifford), 5. Freeman's Express Steamship and Antelope docking at wharf (Hutching's California Magazine, July 1859, p. 5), 6. Steamer on the bay of San Francisco (Hutching's California Magazine, July 1859, p. 9), 7. [Napa Valley?], 8. California Geyser Springs scene (Hutching's California Magazine, January 1860, p. 267), 9. View of Benicia (Hutching's California Magazine, July 1859, p. 10).
 

[California Panorama: detail n] (right portion) BANC PIC 1980.047n

 

[California Panorama: detail m] BANC PIC 1980.047m

 

[California Panorama: detail l] BANC PIC 1980.047l

 

[California Panorama: detail k] BANC PIC 1980.047k

 

[California Panorama: detail j] BANC PIC 1980.047j

 

[California Panorama: detail i] BANC PIC 1980.047I

 

[California Panorama: detail h] BANC PIC 1980.047h

 

[California Panorama: detail g] BANC PIC 1980.047g

 

[California Panorama: detail f] BANC PIC 1980.047f

 

[California Panorama: detail e] BANC PIC 1980.047e

 

[California Panorama: detail d] BANC PIC 1980.047d

 

[California Panorama: detail c] BANC PIC 1980.047c

 

[California Panorama: detail b] BANC PIC 1980.047b

 

[California Panorama: detail a] (left portion) BANC PIC 1980.047a

 

[Cattle drove at Mission Dolores, Calif.] BANC PIC 1981.024--FR

Creator/Collector: Englan, Thomas
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 40 x 81.3 cm.

General Content Note

Church buildings with vaqueros on horseback in foreground driving cattle.

Marks/Inscriptions

Signature (LR): Thos. Englan. Handwritten (verso): # 73.

Acquisition Information

Gift of various donors to the Bancroft Library.
 

[San Francisco harbor, Calif.] BANC PIC 1981.029--FR

Creator/Collector: Meyers, William Henry, b. 1815
Physical Description: 1 painting on paper : watercolor and pencil ; visible image 15.9 x 61 cm.

Content/Description

View of bay and city of San Francisco looking from Golden Gate. Noted landmarks include Blossom Rock, signal staff (Telegraph Hill), Meigg's Warf, North Beach, and the resevoir. Several masted ships, sailboats, and a steamship on the water.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten title (LC). Identification of landmarks handwritten on left edge and in image. Label with biographical information on verso.
 

[The Oakland Estuary] BANC PIC 1981.033--FR

Creator/Collector: Jörgensen, Christian, 1860-1935
Physical Description: 1 painting on paper : watercolor ; visible image 26.6 x 36.1 cm.

Content/Description

Empty hull of ship on shore of waterway in foreground; Oakland City Hall and twin towers of the Hotel Oakland visible in distance.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten note regarding attribution attached to verso.
 

[Portrait of Frederick W. Goudy, American type designer] BANC PIC 1981.100--FR

Creator/Collector: Unknown
Physical Description: 1 photograph on paper : photogravure ; visible image 23.5 x 17.6 cm.

Content/Description

Half length portrait.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten title (LR). Handwritten (verso): F. W. Goudy / Am. typedesigner / in his prime. / [signed - illegible].
 

[Charles A. Murdock in his printing office] BANC PIC 1981.101--FR

Creator/Collector: Mahoney, J. Carroll
Physical Description: 1 photographic print : b&w ; 34.2 x 15.9 cm.

Content/Description

Full length portrait of man with typesetter's desk behind him.

Marks/Inscriptions

Provenance information handwritten (on verso).

General Note

Photograph by J. Carroll Mahoney from original print at the California Historical Society, San Francisco.
 

[Cape Disappointment] BANC PIC 1981.143--FR

Creator/Collector: Denny, Gideon Jacques, 1830-1886
Physical Description: 1 painting

Content/Description

View of a coastline from the sea, presumably Cape Disappointment in Washington State, showing a steamship in the center, a buoy in the foreground, and cliffs, a lighthouse, and harbor to the right.

Dimensions

36.5 x 74.5 cm., visible image

Marks/Inscriptions

Signature (LL): G.J. Denny [81?]. Acquisition information on label (verso).

Medium/Materials

oil on canvas

Acquisition Information

Label on verso (UL): G.J. Denny - #436 / rgytx + 25 (neat) / $400.00 / Tompkins.
 

Grass Valley [Calif.] BANC PIC 1981.162--FR

Creator/Collector: Boynton, Ray, 1883-1951
Physical Description: 1 drawing : pastel ; visible image 20.8 x 28.1 cm.

Content/Description

View of a corner of the street: historic Mother Load Building at the left; trees and telephone pole at center and right.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten title (LL): Grass Valley. Explanatory sheet on verso.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Joseph A. Baird, jr.. Valued at $600.00 per accompanying gift sheet.
 

[Portrait of C. Hart Merriam] BANC PIC 1981.164--FR

Creator/Collector: Unknown
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; 112 x 92 cm.

Content/Description

Bust length portrait.
 

[Daniel Boone] BANC PIC 1982.028--FR

Creator/Collector: Nehlig, Victor, 1830-1910
Physical Description: 1 painting on panel : oil ; visible image 19.2 x 15.5 cm.

Content/Description

Image of Daniel Boone (1734-1820) seated in the woods with a long rifle, looking over his shoulder.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature and date (LR): V. Nehlig 1863. Label from Kennedy Galleries New York and biographical information attached to verso.
 

Bird's eye view of Marysville and Yuba City, Cal[ifornia] and surrounding country. BANC PIC 1982.030--E

Creator/Collector: Cook, C. P.
Creator/Collector: W.W. Elliott Lithographers
Physical Description: 1 print : lithograph ; sheet 59.5 x 82 cm.

Content/Description

Large central image is overview of cities, Yuba and Feather Rivers and distant hills, showing buildings and farms. Marginal images of prominent businesses, public buildings and residences include M.C. Clark residence; office of Daily and Weekly Democrat; C. Weeman residence; public school; California Brewery; U.S. Hotel; St. Joseph's Church; Notre Dame College; Sutter County Court House; Yuba County Court House; Marysville Winery; Presbyterian Church; Golden Eagle Hotel; Peri block with White, Copley & Cu[?]s [store], Peri's Confectionery, and Hochstadter & Bro. clothing store; Windsor House; M.T. Featherly residence; R.C. Kells residence, S.C. Deaner residence.

Marks/Inscriptions

Printed title (LC). Printed initials (LR in image): FW. Printed (LR in image): Lith. W.W. Elliott. S.F. sketched by C.P. Cook, 1888; (LC below title): Compliments of the Marysville Daily and Weekly Democrat. Printed explanatory key to locations in central image (LR and LL). Printed articles on Yuba and Sutter Counties (at bottom).

General Note

Not drawn to scale.
 

[Nevada Falls, Yosemite] BANC PIC 1982.032--FR

Creator/Collector: Hill, Thomas, Virgil Troyon, 1871-1922
Physical Description: 1 painting on board : oil ; visible image 44.6 x 29.5 cm.

Content/Description

View of waterfall in Yosemite National Park, Calif. with figure on river bank in foreground.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature and date (LR): T. Hill 94.
 

Mose in California: Set-to with a Bear. BANC PIC 1982.082--C

Creator/Collector: Robinson, H. R., active 1849
Physical Description: 1 print : lithograph, hand colored ; image 39 x 28 cm, on mount 40.5 x 29.5 cm.

Content/Description

Humorous scene of a miner intending to teach a bear a lesson. Miner with dagger at hip boxing bear. Tree and barrel labeled GOLD in left background. Monkey sitting on barrel holding tree branch. Jacket, hat, shovel, pix axe, and "16 1/2 lbs" gold nugget at base of barrel.

Marks/Inscriptions

Printed title (LL). Printed (LL): Lith & Pub. by H. R. Robinson; Printed (LC): Entered according to Act of Congress; A.D. 1849 by H. R. Robinson... Printed (LR): 31 Park Row N.Y.
 

[California sugar refinery, San Francisco] BANC PIC 1982.087--D

Creator/Collector: Taber, I. W. (Isaiah West), 1830-1912
Physical Description: 1 photograph : albumen ; 21.8 x 52.8 cm.

Content/Description

View of the Spreckels Sugar Company refinery buildings looking from the San Francisco Bay, with a train at left and masted ships at right.

Marks/Inscriptions

Printed (LR): Taber Photo, S.F. Printed title (LC): California Sugar Refinery. The mount bears the company address, and names various officers (all of the Spreckels family).
 

[Landscape Study] BANC PIC 1983.122:001--FR

Creator/Collector: Keith, William, 1838-1911
Physical Description: 1 painting on panel (cigar box lid) ; oil ; visible image 12.3 x 23.1 cm.

Content/Description

Open field with cows and trees at left and hills in the distance.

General Content Note

Possibly a prepatory sketch for a larger painting done by Keith of the Berkeley hills with Mt. Tamalpias in distance at one time held by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Marks/Inscriptions

Signature (LL): W. Keith. Stamp on panel (verso, cigar lid): La Alteza de Habana.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Miss Marion H. Gorrill.
 

[Self portrait of Xavier Martinez] BANC PIC 1983.203--FR

Creator/Collector: Martinez, Xavier, 1869-1943
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil on academy board ; visible image 29.5 x 24.4.

Content/Description

Bust (oil sketch) portrait of artist Xavier Martinez (1869-1943).

Marks/Inscriptions

Insignia[?] (LL). Handwritten (verso): To Haig - / from Marty. Handwritten note (verso): Xavier Martinez / (self portrait) / presented to Haig Patigian / by the artist in October, 1912. Exhibition label with biographical information on verso.
 

[Kaiser prototype for oceanliner with plane launch] BANC PIC 1983.021.01--FR

Creator/Collector: Kaiser Industries Corporation
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; 61 x 92 cm.

Content/Description

Ultra-modern oceanliner with plane launch seen at sea; view of coast in the distance. Prototype vessel made for the Kaiser Corporation.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted initials (LR): H [I?] N
 

Near Almaden [sic - titled on verso] BANC PIC 1984.040--FR

Creator/Collector: Hill, Thomas, 1829-1908

Medium/Materials

oil on academy board
 

[Dr. Horatio Stebbins] BANC PIC 1984.109--FR

Creator/Collector: Withrow, Evelyn
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; 93 x 77.8 cm.

Content/Description

Half length portrait of Stebbins, a Unitarian minister and Regent, University of California.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature (LR) : Eva Withrow / S.F. / '95.
 

[Quillote, the home of Kate Douglas Wiggin, Maine] BANC PIC 1984.116--FR

Creator/Collector: Vinton, Frederic P.
Physical Description: 1 painting on panel : oil ; visible image 24.4 x 34.6 cm.

Content/Description

House seen through trees.

Marks/Inscriptions

Label (LR verso): sketched of Quillote / by Frederic P. Vinton of Boston. Windsor & Newton manufacture's label on verso, additional labels and info on verso.
 

[El Captian and river, Yosemite Valley, Calif.] BANC PIC 1984.133:1--FR

Creator/Collector: Worden, Willard E., 1868-1946
Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; visible image 23 x 16.7 cm.

Content/Description

View across river with El Capitan reflected in the water and visible in the distance.

Marks/Inscriptions

Embossed copyright and signature (LR): © Worden / S.F. Label on verso for Worden's Stockton St. studio noting P.P.I.E. highest award 1915.
 

Laguna Rancho, Residence of Geo. W. Burbank, Tomales Tp. Marin Co. Cal. BANC PIC 1984.137--FR

Creator/Collector: Moore, E.S.
Creator/Collector: Britton & Rey
Creator/Collector: Moore & DePue
Physical Description: 1 print : lithograph ; visible image 37.4 x 53.3 cm.

Content/Description

Main image of Victorian house with circular drive surrounded by gated pastures, orchards, farm buildings and rolling hills with a pond in the foreground. Two marginal images show a lake and woods. The property was located along the banks of the Estero San Antonio Laguna. George Walton Burbank (1929-1901) was a leading figure in Tomales Township. He came to California in 1854 and after a short time in the gold fields became a farmer. He was followed to California by his brother Luther Burbank, a noted horticulturist.

Marks/Inscriptions

Printed signature (LL in image): E.S. Moore Del. Printed title (LC). Printed (LL): Moore & DePue, Pub. S.F.; (LR): Britton & Rey, Lith. S.F.
 

View of Downieville, Forks of the North Yuba River BANC PIC 1985.071--FR

Creator/Collector: O'Grady, William H., active 1854-1857
Creator/Collector: Justh, Quirot & Co.
Creator/Collector: Langton, Samuel W.
Physical Description: 1 print (pictorial lettersheet) : b&w, lithograph ; visible image 26.5 x 36.7 cm.

Content/Description

View depicts the city of Downieville shortly after it was founded in 1849 showing diversion structures and water wheels along river.

Marks/Inscriptions

Printed (LL) : Del. W. H. O-Grady ; (LR) : lith. by Justh, Quirot & Co. Calif.a St. corner Montgomery, San - Francisco ; (LL) : view of Downieville, Forks of North Yuba River. / Published and sold by Samuel W. Langton of Langton's Express Downieville, California. Acquisition info on label on verso.
 

[Gelett Burgess] BANC PIC 1985.094--FR

Creator/Collector: Flagg, James Montgomery, 1877-1960
Physical Description: 1 drawing : charcoal ; visible image 34.4 x 25.5 cm.

Content/Description

Three-quarter profile portrait head of Burgess (1866-1951), author of "The Purple Cow."

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten title and signature (LL): Gelett Burgess / James Montgomery Flagg. Dated 1919 on verso.
 

[Self-portrait as Indian] BANC PIC 1986.004--FR

Creator/Collector: Martinez, Xavier, 1869-1943
Physical Description: 1 drawing : silverpoint ; visible image 21 x 8.2 cm.

Content/Description

Full length profile portrait of the artist wearing a feather headdress and moccasins, wrapped in a blanket.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten note on verso indicates that the portrait of Xavier Martinez was made for one of his students at California College of Arts and Crafts, Ms. Lucy V. Pierce, in 1910.
 

[Mission San Luis Rey de Espana] BANC PIC 1986.031--FR

Creator/Collector: Ford, Henry Chapman, 1828-1894
Physical Description: 1 painting on paper : watercolor ; visible image 43 x 27.8 cm.

Content/Description

View of Mission yard showing ruined building and dome, bell tower and three crosses marking burial sites.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature (LL): H. C. Ford.
 

On the Coast of California BANC PIC 1987.003--FR

Creator/Collector: F. Gleason
Physical Description: 1 print on textured paper : chromolithograph ; visible image 37.8 x 53.2 cm.

Content/Description

Tropical coastal scene with palm trees and huts with thatched roofs; snow-covered cone-shaped peak in distance. Road winding along coast with pedestrians and pack horses, ships in distant harbor.

Marks/Inscriptions

Printed title (LL in image). Date and attribution from label on verso.

General Note

Copied after a Currier & Ives print of the same name.
 

[James D. Hart] BANC PIC 1987.013--FR

Creator/Collector: Knight, George
Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; visible image 24 x 16.8 cm.

Content/Description

Bust portrait of former Director of The Bancrfot Library.

General Note

Portrait hangs with mounted plaque recording Hart's role as Director.
 

[Lumber schooner on the Oakland Estuary, Calif.] BANC PIC 1987.015--FR

Creator/Collector: Jörgensen, Christian, 1860-1935
Physical Description: 1 painting on paper : ink wash ; visible image 37 x 22.2 cm.

Content/Description

Four masted ship on shore seen from below bow with lumber beneath the gangplank.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature (LR): Chris Jorgensen. 97.
 

Salt Lake City [Utah]. BANC PIC 1987.034--E

Creator/Collector: S.W. Darke & Company
Physical Description: 1 print : lithograph ; sheet 60 x 90 cm.

General Content Note

Bird's eye view of city with insets showing City Hall and Fort Douglas.

Marks/Inscriptions

Printed title (LC). Printed (LR): Gast--St. L[ouis] & N.Y. [Possibly L. Gast & Bros., but probably August Gast & Co.]; (LL): Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1887, by S.W. Darke & Co. Salt Lake City, in the office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington, D.C.
 

[Western scene with Indian camp] BANC PIC 1987.046--FR

Creator/Collector: Cleenewerck, Henry
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 32 x 53 cm.

Content/Description

Campsite with three tipis (teepees, tepees) along river's edge. Indians on horseback and around campfire. Mountains and snow-covered peaks in distance.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature (LR): Henry Cleenewerck. Title and date from label on verso.
 

[Self portrait of Henry Raschen] BANC PIC 1987.047--FR

Creator/Collector: Raschen, Henry, 1856-1937
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 30.3 x 24.5 cm.

Content/Description

Bust-length portrait done in the old master's style.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature (LR): H. Raschen / 1882.
 

[Victorian Residence, San Francisco, Calif.] BANC PIC 1987.048--FR

Creator/Collector: Unknown
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 31 x 42.2 cm.

Content/Description

Two story Italianate building in the Rincon Hill area with arched windows, an iron porch, and trained vines on trellises. The dwelling is surrounded by a garden and iron fence, with a distant view of San Francisco.
 

The Tuolumne River BANC PIC 1987.072--FR

Creator/Collector: Briggs, Don
Physical Description: 1 photograph : color ; 33.6 x 51 cm.

Content/Description

Aerial view of the Tuolumne River and surrounding hills.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten title and signature (verso): The Tuolumne River / by / Don Briggs.
 

[Guilio Silva's home in Lagunitas, Marin County, Calif.] BANC PIC 1987.107--FR

Creator/Collector: Silva, Giulio
Physical Description: 1 painting on cardboard : oil ; 17.5 x 22.7 cm.

Content/Description

Apparently a view of Silva's house in Lagunitas, Marin County, California as seen through the trees.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten signature (LR): G. Silva [faded]. Handwritten (verso): To my dear friends / Elysabeth and Albert El[lu?]s / Happy Christmas / 1930 / Giulo Silva.
 

Panoramic View of Stockton. Cal. Taken July 4th, 1895 BANC PIC 1988.020--FR

Creator/Collector: Dakin Publishing Co.
Physical Description: 1 photographic montage (8 images) ; visible image 33 x 249.7 cm.

Content/Description

Broad view from beyond Weber Avenue to Mormon Channel. Includes two marginal images of Golden Gate and Union Flour Mill, and San Joaquin County Court House. Points of interest and local businesses are noted along lower margin, including: Stockton Milling Co. and Crown Flour Mill warehouse, Terminal of SF and SJ VRR and A + SJ lines, Stockton Channel, Regata, State Insane Aylum, Pacific Tannery, Weber buildings, Churches, Yosemite Theater, California Paper Mills, and Stockton Woolen Mills. Three paddlewheel steamships and crowds along dock edge and shore.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten and printed title (LC). Handwritten and printed (LC below title): from roof of Golden Gate and Union Mills by / Dakin Publishing Company. / 320 Sansome Street. San Francisco. Printed Label (LR): Copyrighted 1895 by / Dakin Publishing Co. / 320 Sansome St., San Francisco.
 

[Panoramic View of Stockton. Cal. : detail l] (right portion) l

 

[Panoramic View of Stockton. Cal. : detail k] k

 

[Panoramic View of Stockton. Cal. : detail j] j

 

[Panoramic View of Stockton. Cal. : detail I] I

 

[Panoramic View of Stockton. Cal. : detail h] h

 

[Panoramic View of Stockton. Cal. : detail g] g

 

[Panoramic View of Stockton. Cal. : detail f] f

 

[Panoramic View of Stockton. Cal. : detail e] e

 

[Panoramic View of Stockton. Cal. : detail d] d

 

[Panoramic View of Stockton. Cal. : detail c] c

 

[Panoramic View of Stockton. Cal. : detail b] b

 

[Panoramic View of Stockton. Cal. : detail a] (left portion) a

 

[Old Bale Mill in St. Helena, California] BANC PIC 1988.033:1--FR

Creator/Collector: Ellis, Alice
Physical Description: 1 print : linoleum block ; visible image 21.5 x 26.5 cm.

Content/Description

View of mill through trees.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten title (LL): Bail [sic] Mill. Handwritten signature (LR): Alice Ellis.
 

[Sailing ships at anchor in Richardson Bay, Calif.] BANC PIC 1988.099--FR

Creator/Collector: Coulter, William A., 1849-1936
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 50 x 70.4 cm.

Content/Description

View of bay with several masted ships, a steam boat, and tug boat. Mt.Tamalpias in distance.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature (LR): W. A. Coulter.
 

[Walpi Pueblo landscape, Arizona] BANC PIC 1989.006--FR

Creator/Collector: Martinez, Xavier, 1869-1943
Physical Description: 1 painting on board : oil ; visible image 39.1 x 44.5 cm.

General Content Note

Southwestern mountain landscape showing Hopi pueblo.

Marks/Inscriptions

Signature (monogram) (LL): XM. Some provenance information on verso.
 

Gold diggins [sic] of California BANC PIC 1989.020--FR

Creator/Collector: Unknown
Physical Description: 1 painting on paper : watercolor, pencil, and ink ; visible image 30.8 x 39 cm.

Content/Description

Gold mining site along river showing numerous miners at work as well as a few Indians, tents, and campsites visible on bank. Some claims are identified by name: Essex Company, A. J. Bryant, W. A. Egery, Sajean Co., B. R. and P. S. W., B. R. store house of Boston Co. on hill.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten title and date (LC): Gold diggins of California. Drawn August 23rd 1849.
 

Masonic Home of California, [Decoto, Calif.] BANC PIC 1991.025--FR

Creator/Collector: Louis Roesch Co.
Physical Description: 1 print : lithograph, color ; visible image 52.7 x 76.2 cm.

Content/Description

Depicts the Masonic Home for the Aged in Decoto, Calif., surrounded by hills.

Marks/Inscriptions

Printed title (LC). Printed (LL): Louis Roesch Co. Lith. S.F.
 

[Southwest canyon landscape] BANC PIC 1991.035--FR

Creator/Collector: Buff, Conrad, 1886-1975
Physical Description: 1 painting on panel : oil ; visible image 38.6 x 58.7 cm.

Content/Description

Rugged mountain landscape.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten (verso): Painted by / Conrad Buff / noted artist. Newspaper clippings on verso dated 1938. Includes biographical information on artist (from Los Angeles Times?).
 

[The independent gold hunter on his way to California: I neither borrow nor lend] BANC PIC 1991.077--FR

Creator/Collector: Nathaniel Currier
Physical Description: 1 print : lithograph, handcolored ; visible image 34.3 x 22.6 cm.

Content/Description

Prospector loaded down with mining tools, cookware, knives, and food items making his way to California; signpost displaying distances to California and St. Louis.

Marks/Inscriptions

Printed title (LC). Printed (LL): Lith. & pub. by N. Currier; (LR): 152 Nassau St[reet], cor[ner] of Spruce, N[ew] Y[ork]. Date based on lithographer/publisher active dates at above location.
 

Church at Monterey, Calif. BANC PIC 1993.025--FR

Creator/Collector: Sully, Alfred
Physical Description: 1 painting on paper: watercolor and pencil ; visible image 18.2 x 24.5 cm.

Content/Description

View of the church at the Monterey Presidio. Priest and resident greeting each other in front of building; figure of woman to left. Low hills in background; two white-washed buildings to the right. Bell support structure in foreground.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten title and date (LR) : Church at Monterey, Calif. / Church at Monterey, Calif. / July 1849.
 

Bird's eye view of Sacramento, Calif. BANC PIC 1993.026--FR

Creator/Collector: R.H.
Creator/Collector: W.W. Elliott Lithographers
Creator/Collector: Sacramento Union/Daily Record Union/Weekly Union
Physical Description: 1 print : lithograph, color ; visible image 58.2 x 90.2 cm.

Content/Description

View of city looking east from river. Marginal images include prominent residences, businesses, and public buildings. Businesses include the Crocker Art Gallery, Weinsock & Lubin, Western Hotel, Pioneer Milling, Booth & Co., Bassett & Minford, Alsip, Waterhouse & Lester, Whittier Fuller & Co., Huntington Hopkins & Co., Voorhies & Co., McCreary & Co. Residences include Crocker, Lewis, Richardson, Steffens and Cummings.

Marks/Inscriptions

Printed (LL): W.W. Elliott Lith. S.F. for Record Union; (LR): Copyrighted.
 

Near Chinaman's Fishing Camp, Monterey, California, 1892 BANC PIC 1994.017--FR

Creator/Collector: Stuart, James Everett, 1852-1941
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 59.7 x 105.7 cm.

Content/Description

View of lonely coastline with fishermen carrying baskets near water; structure for processing catch on hill to right.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature and date (LL): J.E. Stuart. / 1892. Title from label on verso. Acquisition information on label on verso.
 

Birds-eye view of Prescott, A.T. looking north east : sketched by C.J. Dyer. BANC PIC 1994.024--FR

Creator/Collector: Dyer, C.J., 1836-1912
Physical Description: 1 print : lithograph, color ; visible image 51 x 77 cm.

Content/Description

Large central view, with vignette of Prescott in 1864, two vignettes of mountains in the area, and at bottom several vignettes of public and business buildings. Marginal views include Thumb Butte, Granite Mountain, Sherman House, store of M. Goldwater and son, L. Bashford and Co., Diana saloon (billiards hall), Geo. H Curry jewelry store, office of Dr. F. K. Ainsworth. Also includes public school, county courthouse, Prescott in 1864 as well as references to numerous other businesses, churches, ect. Key to prominent locations.

Marks/Inscriptions

Printed title (LC). Printed (LR): sketched by C. J. Dyer.
 

House with Picket Fence BANC PIC 1994.037--FR

Creator/Collector: H.B.
Physical Description: 1 painting on academy board : acrylic ; visible image 12.2 x 17.2 cm.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted initials (LL): H. B.
 

Bird's eye view of the City of Petaluma, Sonoma County, California : drawn by Augustus Koch. BANC PIC 1995.041--FR

Creator/Collector: Koch, Augustus, b. 1840
Creator/Collector: Britton & Rey
Physical Description: 1 print : lithograph, color and hand color ; visible image 58.5 x 71.3 cm.

Content/Description

View overlooking town along river and outlying areas. Streets labeled, points of interest numbered.

Marks/Inscriptions

Printed title and date (LC). Printed (LL): drawn by Augustus Koch; (LR): lith. Britton & Ray S.F.
 

Gilroy : Santa Clara County California BANC PIC 1996.017--FR

Creator/Collector: Blake, F.W.
Physical Description: 1 print : lithograph, color ; visible image 43.8 x 58 cm.

Content/Description

Bird's eye view of town and surrounding land with marginal images of local businesses, churches, and public buildings, including Railroad House, Gilroy Advocate (F. W. Blake), Southern Pacific Hotel (Geo. Seaman), Gilroy Flouring Mills (Smith Bros.), Merchant Taylor (Dunham), Tryon & Salisbury Undertakers, Gilroy Brewery (Harold & Casey), S.P.R.R. Streets labeled, points of interest numbered.

Marks/Inscriptions

Printed title and date (LC). Printed (LC): F. W. Blake, Pub., Gilroy, Cal.
 

Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California. BANC PIC 1996.027--F

Creator/Collector: W.W. Elliott Lithographers
Physical Description: 1 print : lithograph ; sheet 60.5 x 78 cm.

General Content Note

Large central image is overview of city, showing buildings, farms, and Santa Rosa Creek. Marginal images of prominent businesses, public buildings and residences include court house, Eagle Hotel, city hall and library, New York Hotel, Howe's Boots & Shoes, Sonoma Democrat office, Fashion Stable, Pacific Methodist College, E.A. Seegelken's store & saloon, Henry Krunke residence, Athenaeum, Republican office, Young Ladies College, Occidental Hotel, F. Berka lumber yard, Santa Rosa Planning Mills, Mark L. McDonald residence (Mableton). In lower left corner is advertisement for real estate broker Guy E. Grosse with text.

Marks/Inscriptions

Printed title (LC). Printed explanatory key to locations in central image (LC below title). Printed: (LR below title): Elliott & Co. Lith. Oakland.

General Note

Not drawn to scale.
 

Chinese, Tolumne [sic] County, Southern Mines, California BANC PIC 1997.004--FR

Creator/Collector: Kuchel, Charles Conrad, 1820-c.1865
Creator/Collector: Kuchel & Dresel
Creator/Collector: Britton & Rey
Physical Description: 1 print : lithograph, handcolored ; visible image 33.2 x 45.5 cm.

Content/Description

View of town surrounded by marginal images of local businesses and mining claims including: Cobb & Taylor, Miller & Co., Vedder & Cutler, Cogswell and Graham, Raymond & Peacock, Garretts Hotel, Eagle Hotel, Eureka claim, Garswiller & Meloney claim, Schermans & Reeler claim, and Campo Salvado, East Chinese.

Marks/Inscriptions

Printed title (LC). Printed (LL): from nature on stone by Kuchel & Dresel, 176 Clay St. S.F.; (LR): Printed by Britton & Rey; (LR in image): CCK [Charles Conrad Kuchel].
 

[Portrait of Ann Flint] BANC PIC 1997.018--FR

Creator/Collector: Gilbert, R.
Physical Description: 1 drawing : pastel ; visible image 54.1 x 44.8 cm.

Content/Description

Bust portrait.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten signature and date (LR): R. Gilbert- / 1899-.
 

[Portrait of Lawrence Ferlinghetti] BANC PIC 1997.037--FR

Creator/Collector: Le Blanc, Peter
Physical Description: 1 print : color ; 68.5 x 44.2 cm.

Content/Description

Full length portrait of the Beat generation poet and City Lights Books store owner seated in chair with an open book in his lap and a large coat or cloak over his shoulders.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten signature (LL): © Peter Le Blanc 1974. Numbered (LR): [?]/8.
 

[Camp Teller] BANC PIC 1998.019--FR

Creator/Collector: Gremke, Henry Dietrich Richard., 1860-1939
Physical Description: 1 painting on panel : oil ; visible image 19.2 x 32.8 cm.

Content/Description

Cluster of buildings and a train on the South Pacific Coast Railway stop at Camp Teller, between Glenwood and Felton in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Calif. Possibly a study from a series of murals of stations commissioned by the Southern Pacific and Santa Fe Railroads, most of which have been lost or destroyed.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature (LR) H.D. Gremke. Handwritten title and date on verso (UC): Camp Teller : South Pacific Coast Rail[ink?] / 544 38th St. Oakland, Ca. / ... / ca. 1890-92. Biographical and auction information attached to verso of panel.
 

[Miners camp on the Calaveras River, California in 1849] BANC PIC 1998.029--FR

Creator/Collector: [Hedlim? Hellim? Kellim Kedlim? Kiellim?], C.B.
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 24.4 x 34.6 cm.

Content/Description

View of miners, tents [made from green leaves?] and a campfire, with the river and mountains in the background.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten label (verso): Miners camp on the Calaveras River California in 1849 / by C.B. [Hedlim? Hellim? Kellim? Kedlim? Kiellim?]
 

The Pacific slope, reached via the Union Pacific system. BANC PIC 1998.040--F

Creator/Collector: Unknown
Physical Description: 1 print : lithograph, color ; 46 x 96 cm.

General Content Note

Bird's-eye view of southern and central California, as seen from coast, showing relief, cities and towns, and rail lines connecting them.

Marks/Inscriptions

Printed title (LC). Printed logo (LL and LR on either side of title): Union Pacific, the Overland Route, world's pictorial line.
 

[Portrait of Helen Wills Roark] BANC PIC 1999.026--FR

Creator/Collector: John, Augustus, 1878-1961
Physical Description: 1 painting on linen : oil ; visible image 73.9 x 45.2 cm.

Content/Description

Half length.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted inscription and signature (LL) : To / Helen Wills / in affectionate homage / Augustus John. Engraved plaque (LC of frame) : Helen Wills / benefactor / Helen Wills Neurosciences Institute. Stamp (verso of frame) : frame / Kopp / Detroit.
 

[California Landscape] BANC PIC 19xx.009--FR

Creator/Collector: Yelland, Raymond Dabb, 1848-1900
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 60 x 95 cm.

Content/Description

Landscape at dusk with oak trees to the right and a small house in the center.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature (LR): R. D. Yelland. Title from label on verso.

Medium/Materials

oil on canvas
 

[San Francisco Bay Felucca] BANC PIC 19xx.012--FR

Creator/Collector: Denny, Gideon Jacques, 1830-1880
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 74.5 x 100.3 cm.

Content/Description

Depicts sailing boat flying the Italian flag. Fort Point is at left and the Marin Headlands to the right.

Marks/Inscriptions

UC #328 (verso UL). Title on verso backing board and label.
 

General John A. Sutter BANC PIC 19xx.017--FR

Creator/Collector: Shaw, Stephen William, 1817-1900
Physical Description: 1 painting on canvas mounted on board : oil ; visible image 29 x 23.7 cm.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten title, date, and signature (verso): Gen. John A. Sutter / Painted in June / 1851- / S. W. Shaw / Pinxt.
 

Mr. Thomas Hardy BANC PIC 19xx.030--FR

Creator/Collector: Cartlidge, George
Physical Description: 1 enameled tile : ceramic ; visible image 22.2 x 14.8 cm.

Content/Description

Bust length profile portrait of writer Thomas Hardy (1840-1928).

Marks/Inscriptions

Incised title, signature, and date (verso of tile): Mr. Thomas Hardy / O.M., D Litt. (Oxon) / Geo. Cartlidge / sculpt. / 1924; (LR verso): JHB & Cold / S. on. T
 

[Asistencia de San Antonio de Pala] BANC PIC 19xx.099--FR

Creator/Collector: Jörgensen, Christian, 1860-1935
Physical Description: 1 painting on canvas mounted on board : oil : visible image 44.5 x 77.5 cm.

Content/Description

Distant view of mission church buildings with belltower in foreground.
 

[Mission San Luis Rey de Francia] BANC PIC 19xx.100--FR

Creator/Collector: Jörgensen, Christian, 1860-1935
Physical Description: 1 painting on canvas mounted on board : oil ; visible image 46.5 x 71.5 cm.

Content/Description

Distant view of southern side of mission church showing western façade in sunlight. Sheep in foreground.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature (LL): Chris Jörgensen.
 

[The Chagres River, Panama] BANC PIC 19xx.121--FR

Creator/Collector: Bush, Norton, 1834-1894
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 91.5 x 138.5 cm.

Content/Description

Tropical landscape surrounded by vine-laden trees and vegetation. An open hut and small boat on shore with a man, women, children, and a dog. A small boat in the river is visible near a large rock formation in the distance .

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature and date (LR): Norton Bush. / 1884.
 

[Sierra Landscape] BANC PIC 19xx.122--FR

Creator/Collector: Bush, Norton, 1834-1894
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 91 x 128 cm.

Content/Description

View overlooking deep valley (ravine) from plateau; trees and bushes in fall color at right. Small trail of smoke in distance.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature and date (LR, running vertically): Norton Bush. / 1884.
 

[Cowboy with horse in Arroyo; Indian scouting party approaches]. BANC PIC 19xx.162--FR

Creator/Collector: Hansen, Herman Wendelborg, 1854-1924
Physical Description: 1 painting on paper : watercolor ; visible image 69.3 x 48.7 cm.

Content/Description

Cowboy, with gun at his belt, quiets his horse while watching an Indian scouting party in distance. Jacket, hat, canteen, and knife on ground in foreground.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature and date (LL): H.W. Hansen / -98.
 

San Francisco: [Looking up California Street from Montgomery] BANC PIC 19xx.172--FR

Creator/Collector: Hildebrandt, Eduard, 1818-1868
Creator/Collector: Wagner, R.
Physical Description: 1 print : chromolithograph ; 27.5 x 37.8 cm.

Content/Description

Street lined with numerous wooden barrels; two steam trolley cars in center; First Congregational Church, Nob Hill, St. Mary's Cathedral, and the Parrot Building identified. View looking west from Montgomery.

Marks/Inscriptions

Printed title (LL in image): San Francisco. Printed signature (LR in image): E. Hildebrandt. Handwritten (below print): Looking up California Street from Montgomery.

General Note

Another copy in the Honeyman Collection [BANC PIC 1963.002:0212--C], The Bancroft Library, is dated (handwritten on mount) 1862 and has a printed label on verso: No. 12 Ed. Hildebrandt. Strassen in St. Francisco mit einem Dampf-Omnibus. Chromofacsimilirt nach der Aquarelle aus der Sammlung des Herrn Richard Goehde. Verlag von R. Wagner, Berlin, Mauerstrasse 36.
 

[The Bancroft Company] BANC PIC 19xx.176--FR

Creator/Collector: Dickman, Charles John, 1863-1943
Physical Description: 1 print : lithograph, color ; visible image 66.5 x 45 cm.

Content/Description

Five story brick building in late Victorian style. The Bancroft Company storefronts selling books and stationary on the left and right of the building entrance. Signs on the building read: The History Company; Publishers; The History building; The Bancroft Company; Booksellers and Stationers. Pedestrians, a small dog, a horsedrawn carriage and wagon bearing a sign from The Bancroft Company stationers are visible in front of building.

Marks/Inscriptions

Printed (LC) : The Bancroft Company / History building / Market Street / San Francisco; (LL in image): Dickman, del.
 

San Francisco from California Street : drawn from a daguerreotype, the property of Eugene Delessert, Esq.re. BANC PIC 19xx.245--FR

Creator/Collector: Knoedler, M.
Creator/Collector: Lemercier
Physical Description: 1 print : lithograph, b&w ; visible image 28.5 x 89 cm.

Content/Description

View looking east over city with Yerba Buena Harbor and Island in center, Telegraph Hill and Alcatraz Island at left; various figures in foreground.

Marks/Inscriptions

Printed title (LC). Printed (LC) above title: Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1855, by M. Knoedler...; (LR): Imp. Lemercier, Paris.
 

El Tovar, Grand Canyon, Arizona, on the Santa Fe BANC PIC 19xx.486--FR

Creator/Collector: Akin, Louis, 1868-1913
Physical Description: 1 print : lithograph, color ; visible image 43 x 90 cm.

Content/Description

View of hotel and adobe pueblo on plateau overlooking canyon. Horse and rider and Indian woman with baby on road.

Marks/Inscriptions

Printed signature, title, and date (LL): Louis Akin / Grand Canyon / 1906/ Title on plaque (LC on frame).
 

[Robert Louis Stevenson] BANC PIC 2000.021--FR

Creator/Collector: Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907
Physical Description: 1 bas relief : bronze ; diam. 45 cm.

Content/Description

Three-quarter length profile portrait of the author reclining in bed, holding a manuscript.

Marks/Inscriptions

In image (UL): To Robert Lewis Stevenson; (UR): Augustus Saint-Gaudens; (ML): MDCCCLXXVII; (LC): Copyright by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Frame label (verso) from Kennedy & Co. Rare Prints, NY.

General Note

In circular frame. Contains lines from the poem "To Will. H. Low" beginning: Youth now flees on feathered foot.
 

[Yosemite Valley] BANC PIC 2000.072--FR

Creator/Collector: Herzog, Herman
Physical Description: 1 painting on canvas mounted on board : oil ; visible image 55.3 x 73 cm.

Content/Description

Yosemite Valley from Mariposa Trail; El Capitan at left, Bridal Veil Fall and Half Dome at right.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature (LR): H. Herzog.

General Physical Note

State: Before Treatment (treated 2000).
 

[Yosemite Valley] : [after conservation treatment] BANC PIC 2000.072--DIG

 

Complimentary dinner. G.K. Garrison, Mayor, to the Common Council and Executive Officers of the City of San Francisco, at Robb's, "Court Block," March 11, 1854. ffF869.S3.9.S14498x

Creator/Collector: Whitton, Towne & Company
Physical Description: 1 item on fabric : ink ; 46 x 20.3 cm.

Content/Description

Dinner menu for Common Council and Executive Officers of the city of San Francisco given at Robb's on March 11, 1854. Includes names of members of council boards. Garrison was mayor of San Francisco from 1853-1854.
 

Portland, Oregon: The Metropolis of the Pacific Northwest. BANC PIC 19xx.128--D

Creator/Collector: Smith, C. L.
Creator/Collector: West Shore (Firm : Portland, Or.)
Physical Description: 1 print : lithograph, color : sheet 28 x 79 cm.

General Content Note

Overview of city showing residences, people, and buggies, with Willamette River and Mt. Hood in distance.

Marks/Inscriptions

Printed title (LC). Printed signature (LR in image): C.L. Smith. Printed (LL inside of image): Copyrighted 1888. (LL out side of image): 1888 population with suburbs, 60,000; (LR outside of image): Supplement to The West Shore, Portland Oregon.

General Note

Collection title: Lithographs of the Pacific Northwest from the publication West Shore.
 

Seattle, W.T. [Washington]. BANC PIC 19xx.125--D

Creator/Collector: Burr, A.
Creator/Collector: Smith, C. L.
Creator/Collector: West Shore (Firm : Portland, Or.)
Physical Description: 1 print : lithograph : sheet 30 x 76.5 cm.

General Content Note

Overview of city showing residences, business area, docks, Puget Sound, and Mt. Rainier in the distance. Sign on horse drawn wagon in foreground reads: Bell Town.

Marks/Inscriptions

Printed title (LC). Printed signatures (LR in image): A. Burr, Del; (LL in image): C.L. Smith Lith. Printed (LR): Published by The West Shore, Portland Oregon.

General Note

Collection title: Lithographs of the Pacific Northwest from the publication West Shore.
 

The Berkeley Real Estate and Water Works Co: showing the site of the proposed hotel, various water privileges, reservoirs and lands of the company, situated near the State University at Berkeley, Alameda Co. California. BANC PIC 19xx.420--F

Creator/Collector: Steinegger, H.
Creator/Collector: Britton & Rey
Creator/Collector: Laver, Augustus, 1834-
Physical Description: 1 print : lithograph, b&w ; sheet 71 x 99 cm.

General Content Note

A birds-eye view of proposed development adjacent to the campus of the University of California, Berkeley.

Marks/Inscriptions

Printed title (LC). Printed signature (LR in image): H. Steinegger. Printed (LR out side of image): A. Laver, Archt; (LL): Lith. by Britton, Rey & Co. S.F.; (LC): Entered according to act of Congress in the year one thousand eight hundred and seventy six A.D. by Augustus Laver in the Office of the Librarian in Washington, D.C.; (LC below title): Office: 113 Leidesdorff Street, San Francisco. William Stuart, Secretary. Printed (LR): Officers: H.B. Berryman, President; A.M. Burns; Vice President; William Stuart, Secretary; Augustus Laver, Architect; Thomas Guerin, Hydraulic Engineer; (LL): Trustees: A.P. Bacon, Gen. Agt. Pacific Mail S.S. Co.; A.M. Burns, Prest. Board of Marine Surveyors, H.B. Berryman, of Berryman and Doyle; F. Chappellet, Oakland; P. Ostrander, Engineer San Francisco.
 

Bird's-eye-view of the city of Santa Cruz [California]. BANC PIC 19xx.229--F

Creator/Collector: Britton & Rey
Creator/Collector: Swanton, F.W.
Physical Description: 1 print : lithograph, color ; sheet 62 x 100 cm

General Content Note

View of city from water showing grounds for Swanton Beach Park, various neighborhoods, Santa Cruz Beach Casino Natatorium Board Walk, and distant hills.

Marks/Inscriptions

Printed title (LC). Printed (LR in image): Photo. lith. by Britton & Rey S.F., copyright F.W. Swanton. Printed explanatory key to locations in image (above title).
 

Salinas, Cal. [with vignettes of King City and Castroville, California]. BANC PIC 19xx.191--D

Creator/Collector: Elliott Pub. Co.
Physical Description: 1 print : lithograph ; sheet 54 x 72 cm.

General Content Note

Central image is overview of the town of Salinas, and distant hills. Marginal images of businesses, public buildings and residences in and near Salinas include Jeffery House, pubic school, City Restaurant, J.W. Tholcke residence, 3 Vanderhurst & Sanborn, Co. stores (one in King City), Monterey County Bank, St. James Hotel (in Castroville), Central Milling Co., court house, Berges & Garrissere wholesale liquor dealers, Salinas Hotel, Salinas Index printing office, Odd Fellows block, Monterey Planing Mill, Iverson Bro[ther]s agricultural works, Railroad Exchange Hotel (King City), bird's-eye view of King City, J. Quigg residence, M.F. Walsh residence (Castroville).

Marks/Inscriptions

Printed title (LC). Printed key to locations in central image (LR and LL). Printed (LC in image): The Elliott Pub. Co. 120 Sutter St. S.F.; (LC below title): Issued by the Salinas Weekly Index, Jan. 1, 1891.
 

Birds eye view of Healdsburg, Cal[ifornia]. BANC PIC 19xx.180--D

Creator/Collector: Glover, E.S., 1845-1919
Creator/Collector: A.L. Bancroft & Company
Creator/Collector: Jordan Bros.
Physical Description: 1 print : lithograph, b&w ; sheet 44 x 62 cm.

General Content Note

Top image is overview of Healdsburg to the northwest; some streets and buildings identified by printed letters and numbers, but key to these is lacking. Bottom images are Russian River valley (center), and four small vignettes of Litton's Springs, Skagg's Springs, Magnolia Farm, and Geyser Springs.

Marks/Inscriptions

Printed title (C). Printed (CL out side of image): Published by Jordan Bros., Proprietors of the "Russian River Flag."; (CR): Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1876 by Jordan Bros., in the office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington, D.C.; (LL): drawn by E. S. Glover; (LR): A.L. Bancroft & Co., Lith., S.F.
 

Graphic chart of the City & County of San Francisco [California, with explanatory references]. BANC PIC 19xx.041:99--D

Creator/Collector: Britton & Rey
Physical Description: 1 print on paper : lithograph ; sheet 60.5 x 80 cm.

General Content Note

Bird's-eye view looking southwest from bay across city to Pacific Ocean and down peninsula; waterfront area with numerous ships (steamships, sidewheel steamships, sailboats, sailing ships, ferries, etc.) in dock and on bay near wharves in foreground; Golden Gate in right distance.

Marks/Inscriptions

Printed title (LC). Printed (LL): Lith. by Britton, Rey & Co. S.F.; (LC above title): Explanatory reference figures to the "news letter" graphic chart [followed by list of items 1-188]; (LR): The extreme distance from county line on the south to Black Point on the north is 8 1/2 miles; from Water Front on the east to Cliff House on the west is 8 miles; (LR): Entered according to act of Congress by F. Marriott, in the office of the Librarian in Washington, D.C., 1875; (LC above title): San Francisco News Letter, California Advertiser; (LC below title): Respectfully dedicated to the leading interests of California & the Pacific Coast by Frederick Marriott, revised March 1878.

General Note

Variant on BANC PIC 1963.002:0588 in the Robert B. Honeyman, Jr. collection of early Californian and Western American pictorial material.
 

San Jose, 1856, county of Santa Clara, Cal[iforni]a. BANC PIC 19xx.179--D

Creator/Collector: Kuchel & Dresel
Creator/Collector: Britton & Rey
Physical Description: 1 print : lithograph, 2 colors ; sheet 57 x 70 cm.

General Content Note

Large central view of town surrounded by 22 vignettes of businesses, public buildings and residences including: city hall, J. Belden residence, Al Buen Gusto (Casimir Clauzel [store?]), Jno. H. Moore residence, El Dorado (J.E. Knoche variety store), [David] McLellan's Hotel and store, [Frank] Lightson's Block, D.J. Porter residence, Levi Goodrich residence, J.B. Bontemps nursery, Samuel J. Hensley residence, A.J. Grayson residence, James F. Kennedy residence (Stockton Ranch), V.D. Moody residence, L. Archer residence, Levi P. Peck, residence, Clinton House, James R. Lowe residence, San Jose Hotel with restaurant and oyster saloon, J.C. Cobb residence, A La Mariposa (E. Auzerais & Bros. [store?]), L Prevost's flower garden (San Jose Nursery). At bottom, 2 large vignettes of Young Ladies' Academy, on either side of block of descriptive text.

Marks/Inscriptions

Printed title (LC). Printed (LC below title): This City is situated in the beautiful & fertile valley of San Jose, about 50 miles south of San Francisco. It contains a population of about 3000 persons, engaged chiefly in agricultural & horticultural pursuits. This valley is well supplied with water from artesian wells, there being no less than 60 within the city & 120 within a circumference of 6 miles. One of these wells discharges a column of water 22 feet in height, 7 inches in thickness, & supplies 3600 gallons pr. minute. These wells vary in depth from 60 to 300 ft. & in temperature from 60 to 69 degrees. The climate is very salubrious, being one of the most desirable places for a residence. Within a pleasant ride of 14 miles are the rich Quicksilver Mines, & the celebrated medicinal Soda Springs of New Almaden. Published by Kuchel & Dresel, 176 Clay St. San Francisco. Printed (LL): Drawn from nature & on stone by Kuchel & Dresel; (LR): Printed by Britton & Rey, S.F.
 

Placerville (Hangtown), El Dorado County, California. BANC PIC 1980.067--A

Creator/Collector: Whitford, John, fl. 1851
Creator/Collector: Justh & Co.
Creator/Collector: Bee, Albert W.
Physical Description: 1 print (pictorial lettersheet) : lithograph, b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.

General Content Note

Pictorial lettersheet view of Placerville from hillside looking east.
 

Collections of Framed Items

 

Items from: Views related to Hubert Howe Bancroft and the Bancroft Library in San Franccisco BANC PIC 1905.11567-.11569, BANC PIC 1905.11574--PIC

 

Valencia Street Library Reading Room & Mr. Bancroft's Study, San Francisco BANC PIC 1905.11567a-c--FR

Creator/Collector: Unknown Artist & Schmidt, A.
 

[Mr. Bancroft's Study] BANC PIC 1905.11567a--FR [bottom]

Physical Description: 1 wash drawing on paper : ink ; visible image 27 x 35.5 cm.

Content/Description

Interior of nicely appointed room with desks, rugs, drafting table, chaise lounge, empire chair, reading table, fireplace, framed pieces around walls, and an ornate mirror. Man seated at rear desk.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten (UC): 126.
 

[Reading Room: Books!] BANC PIC 1905.11567b--FR [middle]

Physical Description: 1 wash drawing on paper : ink ; visible image 18.5 x 25.3 cm.

Content/Description

Interior (same as upper image) with central standing figure surrounded by stacks of books on and around book shelves, reading tables, map cases, chairs, the floor and a shipping crate marked "BOOKS! Keepery."

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten signature (LR): H. Schmidt. 93. Large letter A in upper right corner.
 

[Reading Room] BANC PIC 1905.11567c--FR [top]

Physical Description: 1 wash drawing on paper : ink ; visible image 10.7 x 15.1 cm.

Content/Description

Interior with figures at drafting table. Bookshelf, table and map case in room.
 

Bancroft Library at 1538 Valencia Street, San Francisco: First Floor and Exterior BANC PIC 1905.11568--FR & 1905.11574--FR

Creator/Collector: Unknown
 

First Floor [interior] BANC PIC 1905.11568--FR

Physical Description: 1 wash drawing on paper : ink ; visible image 29.7 x 40.2 cm.

Content/Description

Interior view of library with book shelves, paintings, reading desk and table. Staircase to second floor in center of room lit by four (gas?) light fixtures.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten (LC): First Floor; (UC): 127.
 

[Exterior] BANC PIC 1905.11574--FR

Physical Description: 1 photograph ; visible image 39.4 x 53.2 cm.

Content/Description

Exterior of library building showing iron shutters on windows as seen from street.
 

Bancroft Building, 721 Market Street, San Francisco (1859-1906) BANC PIC 1905.11569--FR

Medium/Materials

2 drawings mounted in a single frame; bottom: ink and pencil on paper (finished drawing); top: gouache and pencil on paper (sketch)
 

[Bancroft Building, 721 Market Street, San Francisco] BANC PIC 1905.11569--FR

Creator/Collector: E.C.
Physical Description: 1 wash drawing on paper (grisaille) : opaque wash, two colors ; visible image 15.5 x 25.7 cm.

Content/Description

Interior of large room lined with book shelves; several reading tables and numerous patrons using collection.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten (LL): E. C. '99.
 

[Bancroft Building, 721 Market Street, San Francisco] BANC PIC 1905.11569a--FR

Physical Description: 1 wash drawing on paper : ink ; visible image 27.2 x 46.9 cm.

Content/Description

Interior of large room lined with book shelves; several reading tables and numerous patrons using collection.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten (UC): 6.
 

Sketches of San Francisco, Benicia, and Mexico City BANC PIC 1899.001:01-11--ALB

Creator/Collector: Coit, Daniel Wadsworth, 1787-1876

Medium/Materials

pencil on paper
 

[Clay and Montgomery Streets, San Francisco, Calif] BANC PIC 1899.001:01--fALB

Creator/Collector: Coit, Daniel Wadsworth, 1787-1876
Physical Description: 1 drawing : pencil ; 20.7 x 23.1 cm.

Content/Description

Commercial street lined with businesses including New York Shirt Depot and Keith & Jenkins Drugs and Medicines. Pedestrians and a horse and wagon on street; numerous masts of ships moored in bay visible in distance.

Marks/Inscriptions

Street names indicated in image.
 

[San Francisco from Telegraph Hill] BANC PIC 1899.001:02--fALB

Creator/Collector: Coit, Daniel Wadsworth, 1787-1876
Physical Description: 1 drawing : pencil ; 22.7 x 35.2 cm.

Content/Description

View from signal hill looking towards Yerba Buena harbor filled with masted ships. Few scattered buildings and figures in foreground; San Francisco Bay stretching off in the distance.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten (LR on mount): View of San Francisco 1851.
 

View above Benicia [Calif.]; Govt property BANC PIC 1899.001:03--fALB

Creator/Collector: Coit, Daniel Wadsworth, 1787-1876
Physical Description: 1 drawing on tinted paper : pencil ; 24 x 38.3 cm.

Content/Description

Large building in open landscape surrounded by smaller outbuildings. Ships on water in distance.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten title and date (verso).
 

[Benicia, California; looking down the river] BANC PIC 1899.001:04--fALB

Creator/Collector: Coit, Daniel Wadsworth, 1787-1876
Physical Description: 1 drawing : pencil ; 21.5 x 35.5 cm.

Content/Description

Distant view from water looking towards the harbor and town of Benicia (former capital of California). Numerous masted ships and Carquinez Strait in distance.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten (verso): Benicia California, sketched 1850 / by D. W. Coit / looking down the river.
 

[Government property and residence of Colonel Allen, Benicia, Calif.] BANC PIC 1899.001:05--fALB

Creator/Collector: Coit, Daniel Wadsworth, 1787-1876
Physical Description: 1 drawing on tinted paper : pencil ; 24.1 x 35.2 cm.

Content/Description

Open landscape with large buildings in the distance and at right, a small shack in the center, and Carquinez Strait at far right.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten (verso): The Gov r property & Col. Allens residence (Benicia) / sketched by D. W. Coit.
 

Valley near San Joseph [San Jose?], Cal. BANC PIC 1899.001:06--fALB

Creator/Collector: Coit, Daniel Wadsworth, 1787-1876
Physical Description: 1 drawing : pencil ; 24.2 x 34.9 cm.

Content/Description

Broad valley with oak trees; foothills in distance.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten title (verso).
 

Village [Vallejo?] above Benicia BANC PIC 1899.001:07--fALB

Creator/Collector: Coit, Daniel Wadsworth, 1787-1876
Physical Description: 1 drawing : pencil ; 24.9 x 35.5 cm.

Content/Description

Distant view of village (Vallejo?) showing numerous buildings on distant shore and a wooden dock or boardwalk with oxen-drawn wagon in foreground.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten title and date (verso).
 

San Francisco [looking toward the Golden Gate] BANC PIC 1899.001:08--fALB

Creator/Collector: Coit, Daniel Wadsworth, 1787-1876
Physical Description: 1 drawing : pencil ; 23.9 x 35.2 cm.

Content/Description

View looking northwest from slope of Signal or Telegraph Hill. Black Point visible in distance. Scattered houses and buildings below slope.
 

Portsmouth Plaza looking north [sic -- probably looking east] BANC PIC 1899.001:09--fALB

Creator/Collector: Coit, Daniel Wadsworth, 1787-1876
Physical Description: 1 drawing : pencil ; 25.6 x 36.1 cm.

Content/Description

View across Portsmouth Square from an open field with the Custom House in the center and masted ships in the bay. Yerba Buena Island in distance.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten (LL margin): San Francisco Co., 1849 - Plaza by D. W. Coit; (UC): Genl Geary ([?] Governor of Pen.) Alcaldi; (LL): Old Adobe build. / custom house; (LC): Plaza / [which?] house / rent $130,000 [?] per annum; (LR): First Church / Rev. M. Williams.
 

[Church interior] Chapel in San Domingo Mexico BANC PIC 1899.001:10--fALB (verso)

Creator/Collector: Coit, Daniel Wadsworth, 1787-1876
Physical Description: 1 drawing : pencil ; 35.5 x 25.2 cm.

Content/Description

Unfinished sketch of the east end interior of the chapel showing the altar.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten (LL): Chappel [sic.] in San Domingo Mexico 1848 by D. W. Coit; (LL running vertically): For Mrs. Phoebe A. Hearst / with the kind regards of / D. C. Gilman / Pleasanton / Oct. 27. 1899 / An original drawin [sic.] by my uncle / Daniel W. Coit sketched in / [the?] open air in 1849: - & given to me by him.
 

San Francisco [looking toward harbor and ships] BANC PIC 1899.001:10--fALB

Creator/Collector: Coit, Daniel Wadsworth, 1787-1876
Physical Description: 1 drawing : pencil ; 25.2 x 35.5 cm.

Content/Description

View looking at Yerba Buena Bay from upper Market Street showing numerous dwellings and buildings, several masted ships moored in the bay with Yerba Buena Island in the distance.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten (LL): San Francisco 1849 - by D. W. Coit.
 

[San Domingo Church and Convent, Mexico City] BANC PIC 1899.001:11--fALB

Creator/Collector: Coit, Daniel Wadsworth, 1787-1876
Physical Description: 1 drawing : pencil and ink wash ; 21.5 x 38 cm.
 

Mining, Indians, and other views around Vallecito, Calaveras Co., Cal. BANC PIC 1942.004:01-04--FR

Creator/Collector: Baker, Isaac W., 1810-

General Note

These paintings were apparently prepared by Baker from his travel journals in order to illustrate a series of lectures he gave on California after his return to Massachusetts in 1853.
 

[Group of Digger Indians] BANC PIC 1942.004:01--FR

Creator/Collector: Baker, Isaac W., 1810-
Physical Description: 1 painting on linen : oil? ; 203 x 190 cm.

Content/Description

Group portrait of five Digger Indians: three women -- two carrying baskets on their heads --, a man with a walking stick, and a boy with a bow.

General Content Note

Caption provided by donor, Frederick S. Baker: Group of Digger Indians painted ... by Isaac W. Baker
 

[Map of Vallecita Flat] BANC PIC 1942.004:02--FR

Creator/Collector: Baker, Isaac W., 1810-
Physical Description: 1 painting on linen : oil? ; 188 x 181 cm.

Content/Description

Map of area near Murphy's Camp showing mining prospects, veins of gold, waterways, settlements, and landmarks. Among buildings on the road to Murphy's Camp: D. Seeley Blacksmith, and Baker's caravan wagon labeled "Daguerreotypes."

General Content Note

Caption provided by donor, Frederick S. Baker: Map of Vallicita (Vallecita) Flat in the summer of 1853.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted title (UC on bar): Vallecita.
 

[Limestone caves in the vicinity of Vallecito] BANC PIC 1942.004:03--FR

Creator/Collector: Baker, Isaac W., 1810-
Physical Description: 1 painting on linen : oil? ; 185 x 179 cm.

Content/Description

Interior of limestone cavern with stalagmites hanging from cavern ceiling. Four miners (possibly successive views of two men) with candles and skulls exploring cavern and using tree trunk ladders.

General Content Note

Caption provided by donor, Frederick S. Baker: First exploration of one of the limestone caves in the vicinity of Vallicita (now spelled Vallecito).

Marks/Inscriptions

Printed (UL margin): I.W.B.
 

[Calaveras Big Trees] BANC PIC 1942.004:04--FR

Creator/Collector: Baker, Isaac W., 1810-
Physical Description: 1 painting on linen : oil? ; 185 x 176 cm.

Content/Description

View of forest showing fallen giant, dance floor and cabin. Man in cabin and standing on giant, and two others measuring the dance floor, with horse in foreground. Sign on fallen giant reads: "All persons are forbid taking any wood from this tree".

General Content Note

Caption provided by donor, Frederick S. Baker: Calaveras Big Trees in 1853 showing the tree that had been recently felled, upon the stump of which the dance hall was later constructed.
 

Portraits of notable printers BANC PIC 1973.018--FR

Physical Description: 11 items : b&w ; various sizes.
 

Robert Etienne BANC PIC 1973.018:01-FR

Physical Description: 1 print : etching, hand colored ; visible image 26.5 x 17.2 cm.

Content/Description

Full length portrait of 15th century printer with type box, ink blotters and books.

Marks/Inscriptions

Printed (LL): C. Jacquand; (LR): Leclerc sc.; (LC): Robert Etienne.
 

Joan [John] Michael Fleischman BANC PIC 1973.018:02-FR

Physical Description: 1 print : etching ; visible image 17.1 x 10.5 cm.

Content/Description

Half length seated portrait of man wearing tir-cornered hat seated with tools of type sculpting trade infront of him.

Marks/Inscriptions

Printed title (LC). Printed signature (LR): C. V. Noorde F. 1769.
 

Balthasar Moretus Antuerpiensis [NOS] BANC PIC 1973.018:03-FR

 

Joseph Moxon BANC PIC 1973.018:05-FR

Physical Description: 1 print : etching ; 14.1 x 81 cm.

Content/Description

Bust portrait of 17th century printer set in an oval, titles of his works visible above his portrait. His birth date and place noted on the plinth (Wakefield August 8 1627).

Marks/Inscriptions

Printed title (LC). Printed signature (LL): F.H. Vanhove. sculp.
 

William Caslon BANC PIC 1973.018:06--FR

Physical Description: 1 print : etching ; 14.5 x 9.8 cm.

General Content Note

Bust portrait in oval set on plinth.

Marks/Inscriptions

Printed title (LC).
 

Christophorus Plantinus Turonensis BANC PIC 1973.018:08-FR

Physical Description: 1 print : etching ; visible image 18.7 x 14 cm.

Content/Description

Bust length portrait.

Marks/Inscriptions

Printed title (LC). Printed signature (LR): E. Boulonois fecit.
 

Paolo Manuzio BANC PIC 1973.018:09-FR

Physical Description: 1 print : engraving ; image 12 x 10 cm on sheet 27.1 x 20.1 cm.

Content/Description

Bust length profile portrait of bearded man wearing cap.

Marks/Inscriptions

Printed title (LC). Printed signature (LL): G. Longh: dis; (LR): F. Zuliani inc.
 

Giambattista Bodoni BANC PIC 1973.018:10-FR

Physical Description: 1 print : engraving ; image 11.8 x 9.7 on sheet 27.2 x 20 cm.

Content/Description

Bust length portrait.

Marks/Inscriptions

Printed title (LC). Printed (LL): Per N. Bettoni; (LR): G. Mussi dis. ed. inc.
 

Joannes Enschede BANC PIC 1973.018:12-FR

Physical Description: 1 print : etching ; 17.6 x 11.1 cm.

Content/Description

Half length seated portrait of 18th century book maker.

Marks/Inscriptions

Printed title (LC). Printed (LC): Letter gieter en Boekdrukker. / Gebooren den 10 Juny 1708. in Haarlem. Printed signature (LR): CV Noorde, a.d. V iv del.& Fe. 1768.
 

[View of Nuremberg from Nuremberg Chronicle] BANC PIC 1973.018:17-FR

Physical Description: 1 print (double leaf) on paper : woodcut and letterpress ; visible image 40.7 x 60.4 cm.

Content/Description

View of Nurenberg with Stromer's paper mill in foreground.

Marks/Inscriptions

Printed (UC): Nuremberga.
 

A True and Exact Representation of the Art of Crafting & Preparing Letters for Printing BANC PIC 1973.018:18-FR

Creator/Collector: Hinton, John, d. 1781
Creator/Collector: Universal Magazine, a. 1750
Physical Description: 1 print : engraving ; 20.4 x 23.5 cm.

Content/Description

Interior of workshop showing men and young boys at forges and worktables creating letterpress type.

Marks/Inscriptions

Printed title (UC). Printed (LC): Engrav'd for the Universal Magazine 1750 for J.Hinton at the Kings Arms in St. Pauls Church Yard London. Handwritten (LC): The views represent the interior of Wm. Caslon's Foundry in 1750.The workmen marked (3) is Jos: Jackson & (4) Thos. Cottrell.
 

Drawings of California and Mexico BANC PIC 1974.002--FR

Creator/Collector: Emmert, Paul, 1826-1867
Physical Description: 12 drawings on paper : pencil and pastel ; ca. 3 1/2 x 6 1/2 in
 

Five views of Mexico BANC PIC 1974.002:1-5--FR

Creator/Collector: Emmert, Paul E.
Physical Description: 5 drawings (1 frame)
 

Entrée d'Acapulco [top] BANC PIC 1974.002:1--FR

Creator/Collector: Emmert, Paul, 1826-1867
Physical Description: 1 drawing : pencil ; 8 x 16.4 cm.

Content/Description

Distant view of coastline and mountains from sea.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten title (label below image).
 

Acapulco, Mexique. [second from top] BANC PIC 1974.002:2--FR

Creator/Collector: Emmert, Paul, 1826-1867
Physical Description: 1 drawing : pencil ; 8.5 x 16.5 cm.

Content/Description

View of town and harbor of Acapulco with high mountains in distance and masted ships in Bay.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten title (label below image).
 

Citadelle d'Acapulco (Fort San Diego) [third from top] BANC PIC 1974.002:3--FR

Creator/Collector: Emmert, Paul, 1826-1867
Physical Description: 1 drawing : pencil and wash? ; 8 x 15.5 cm.

Content/Description

View of fort on hill overlooking bay with high mountains in distance and stormy skies above. Masted ships and boat on water.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten title (label below image).
 

Le Grand Creston, Mexique. [fourth from top] BANC PIC 1974.002:4--FR

Creator/Collector: Emmert, Paul, 1826-1867
Physical Description: 1 drawing : pencil ; 9.2 x 16.5 cm.

Content/Description

View of large rock formation above water with town and boats at right.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten title (label below image).
 

Ile de Guadaloupe, corse Californie [bottom] BANC PIC 1974.002:5--FR

Creator/Collector: Emmert, Paul, 1826-1867
Physical Description: 1 drawing : pencil ; 8.7 16.7 cm.

Content/Description

Distant view of island from water.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten title (label below image).
 

Three Views of California BANC PIC 1974.002:6-8--FR

Creator/Collector: Emmert, Paul E.
Physical Description: 3 drawings (1 frame)
 

Village des Mineurs, New Almaden, California [top] BANC PIC 1974.002:6--FR

Creator/Collector: Emmert, Paul, 1826-1867
Physical Description: 1 drawing : pencil ; 9 x 16.5 cm .

Content/Description

Miners dwellings amongst trees and along hillside.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten title (label below image).
 

Entrée de la Mine [middle] BANC PIC 1974.002:7--FR

Creator/Collector: Emmert, Paul, 1826-1867
Physical Description: 1 drawing : pencil ; 11.7 x 9.4 cm .

Content/Description

Entrance to mine in hillside.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten title (label below image).
 

[Urine?] [bottom] BANC PIC 1974.002:8--FR

Creator/Collector: Emmert, Paul, 1826-1867
Physical Description: 1 drawing : pencil ; 8.4 x 15.9 .

Content/Description

Mining buildings .

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten title (label below image): [Urine?]
 

Maison de Sante de la Societe Francaise de bienfaisance Mutuelle, San Francisco BANC PIC 1974.002:9--FR

Creator/Collector: Emmert, Paul E.
Physical Description: 1 drawing : pencil and pastel ; 13 x 17 cm.

Content/Description

Large brick hospital building with a water tower to the right. The French Hospital was founded in 1851 and incorporated in 1856 by the French Mutual Benevolent Society (San Francisco, Calif.)

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten signature (LR) : P. Emmert. Handwritten title (label below image).
 

La Mission Delores, San Francisco, California BANC PIC 1974.002:10--FR

Creator/Collector: Emmert, Paul E.
Physical Description: 1 drawing : pencil and pastel ; 12.2 x 16 cm.

Content/Description

Eastern façade of mission building.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten signature (LR): P. Emmert / 1858. Handwritten title (LC on label).
 

Mouillage de Mazatlan and Mazatlan, Mexique BANC PIC 1974.002:11-12--FR

Creator/Collector: Emmert, Paul, 1826-1867
 

Mouillage de Mazatlan [top] BANC PIC 1974.002:11--FR

Creator/Collector: Emmert, Paul, 1826-1867
Physical Description: 1 drawing : pencil and white paint ; 16.5 x 26.6 cm.

Content/Description

Bay with rock formations and two masted ships.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten signature (LR): P. Emmert. Handwritten title (label below image): Mouillage de Mazatlan (Les Cretons).

General Administrative Note

Framed with 1974.002:12--FR.
 

Mazatlan, Mexique [bottom] BANC PIC 1974.002:12--FR

Creator/Collector: Emmert, Paul, 1826-1867
Physical Description: 1 drawing : pencil and white paint ; 16 x 24.3 cm .

Content/Description

View overlooking coastal city .

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten signature (LL) : P. Emmert . Handwritten title (label below image).

General Administrative Note

Framed with 1974.002:11--FR.
 

Portraits of Californians : by Leola Hall Coggins BANC PIC 1946.012--FR and BANC PIC 1905.17134:226-:232--PIC

Creator/Collector: Coggins, Leola Hall, 1881-1930
Physical Description: 14 paintings and drawings : some oil ; various sizes
 

[David Starr Jordan] BANC PIC 1905.17134:226--B

Creator/Collector: Coggins, Leola Hall, 1881-1930
Physical Description: 1 sketch on prepared canvas : pencil ; irreg. image 39 x 36.7 cm.

Content/Description

Bust portrait of Jordan (1851-1931); a naturalist, scholar, and political commentator.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten signature (LR): Leola Hall / Coggins.
 

Portrait of Edwin Markham BANC PIC 1905.17134:227--FR

Creator/Collector: Coggins, Leola Hall, 1881-1930
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; 48.5 x 36 cm.

Content/Description

Bust portrait.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature (LR): Leola Hall Coggins. Note on canvas (verso): Edwin Markham, 1852-1940 by Leola Hall Coggins.
 

[David Starr Jordan] BANC PIC 1905.17134:228--B

Creator/Collector: Coggins, Leola Hall, 1881-1930
Physical Description: 1 painting on canvas mounted on cardboard : oil ; 37 x 31.7 cm.

Content/Description

Profile portrait of Jordan (1851-1931); a naturalist, scholar, and political commentator.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature (LR).
 

Joaquin Miller BANC PIC 1905.17134:229--AX

Creator/Collector: Coggins, Leola Hall, 1881-1930
Physical Description: 1 painting on board : oil ; 30.2 x 25.3 cm.

Content/Description

Bust portrait of Miller wearing a dark, broad-brimmed hat.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature (LR): Leola Hall Coggins. Title from label on verso. Inventory stamp (verso): Oct. 1951 (#785).
 

[Joaquin Miller] BANC PIC 1905.17134:230--B

Creator/Collector: Coggins, Leola Hall, 1881-1930
Physical Description: 1 sketch on prepared canvas : pencil ; irreg. image 45 x 33 cm.

Content/Description

Bust portrait of Miller wearing a dark, broad-brimmed hat. Prepatory sketch for BANC PIC 1905.17134:229--AX.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten signature (LR): Leola Hall / Coggins.
 

[Herbert L. Coggins] BANC PIC 1905.17134:231--B

Creator/Collector: Coggins, Leola Hall, 1881-1930
Physical Description: 1 drawing on cardboard : pencil ; 45 x 35.2 cm.

Content/Description

Profile portrait of Herbert Leonard Coggins (1881- ) wearing pince-nez glasses. Socialist candidate for U.S. Representative from California 6th District, 1924.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten (verso): Coggins / Leola Hall Coggins.
 

Emporer Norton? BANC PIC 1905.17134:232--AX

Creator/Collector: Coggins, Leola Hall, 1881-1930
Physical Description: 1 drawing on paper mounted on mat board : charcoal, chalk, and ink wash ; 35.3 x 26.4 cm.

Content/Description

Bust portrait of Joshua Abraham Norton (1819-1880); an Englishman who came to America during the California Gold Rush and declared himself Norton I, Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico.

Marks/Inscriptions

Typed title (label on verso, LR). Inventory stamp (verso): Oct. 1951 (#791). Provenance information on verso.
 

[Portrait of David Starr Jordan] BANC PIC 1946.012:1--FR

Creator/Collector: Coggins, Leola Hall, 1881-1930
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; 66.2 x 51 cm.

Content/Description

Unfinished bust length portrait.
 

[Portrait of Henry Bashford Smith] BANC PIC 1946.012:2--FR

Creator/Collector: Coggins, Leola Hall, 1881-1930
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; 66.5 x 51 cm.

Content/Description

Bust length portrait.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature (LR): Leola Hall Coggins. Incised signature (LR): Leola Hall Coggins.
 

[Portrait of Edwin Markham] BANC PIC 1946.012:3--FR

Creator/Collector: Coggins, Leola Hall, 1881-1930
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; 66.2 x 51.2 cm.

Content/Description

Bust length portrait.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature and date (LR): Leola Hall Coggins / 1915. Incised signature (LL): Leola Hall Coggins.
 

[Portrait of Mrs. Joaquin Leland Miller] BANC PIC 1946.012:4--FR

Creator/Collector: Coggins, Leola Hall, 1881-1930
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; 66.2 x 51 cm.

Content/Description

Bust length portrait.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature (LL): Leola H. Coggins.
 

[Portrait of George Wharton James] BANC PIC 1946.012:5--FR

Creator/Collector: Coggins, Leola Hall, 1881-1930
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; 66.2 x 50.7 cm.

Content/Description

Bust length profile portrait.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature (LR): Leola Hall Coggins.
 

[William Keith] BANC PIC 1946.012:6--C

Creator/Collector: Coggins, Leola Hall, 1881-1930
Physical Description: 1 painting on academy board : oil ; 51.5 x 40 cm.

Content/Description

Bust length, three-quarter profile portrait based on photograph of the artist William Keith (1838-1911).

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature (LR): Leola Hall Coggins. Typed label (verso): William Keith, 1839-1911 / by Leola Hall Coggins. Inventory stamp (verso): Oct. 1951 (#823).
 

[August Vollmer] BANC PIC 1946.012:7-C

Creator/Collector: Unknown
Physical Description: 1 painting on canvas mounted on gypsum board : oil ; 52.7 x 43 cm.

Content/Description

Bust length portrait of Vollmer (1876-1955).

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature (LL): Leola Hall Coggins.
 

Partington collection of paintings and relief sculpture BANC PIC 1957.013--FR

Physical Description: 7 paintings on canvas and 1 relief sculpture : chiefly oil, 1 wood ; 40 x 60 in. and smaller
 

[Portrait of a boy (possibly John Allen Partington I)] BANC PIC 1957.013:1--FR

Creator/Collector: Partington, John Herbert Evelyn, 1843-1899
Physical Description: 1 painting on board : oil ; visible image 39.8 x 28.9 cm.

Content/Description

Bust length oil sketch of young boy, possibly the youngest son of the artist.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature (LR): Partington / Sep. 1879

General Note

Label (verso): Helgesen picture framing 345 Sutter St SF.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from John A. Partington, February 1957. Transferred from the Partington family papers (BANC MSS C-H 84).
 

[Ships in Bay, View of Angel Island (?)] BANC PIC 1957.013:2--FR

Creator/Collector: Partington, John Herbert Evelyn, 1843-1899
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; 25.2 x 41 cm.

Content/Description

View of (San Francisco?) bay with two moored sailboats and a distant ferryboat. (Angel?) Island in distance.
 

[Study of Velásquez's Las Meninas] BANC PIC 1957.013:3--FR

Creator/Collector: Albright, Gertrude P., 1883-
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 38.5 x 28 cm.
 

[Relief portrait (unfinished)] BANC PIC 1957.013:4--FR

Creator/Collector: Albright, Gertrude P., 1883-
Physical Description: 1 carving on wood panel ; visible image 29.4 x 26.5 cm.

Content/Description

Portrait head.
 

[Miss Blanche Partington] BANC PIC 1957.013:5--FR

Creator/Collector: Partington, John Herbert Evelyn, 1843-1899
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 126 x 101 cm.

Content/Description

Three-quarter length portrait of a woman (Partington, Blanche, d. 1951) standing near a piano holding a piece of sheet music by composer Franz Liszt.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature and date (LL): J. H. E. Partington / 1891.
 

[Kate Partington] BANC PIC 1957.013:6--FR

Creator/Collector: Partington, John Herbert Evelyn, 1843-1899
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; 91.5 x 71.5 cm.

Content/Description

Three-quarter length seated portrait of a woman (Partington, Kate, d. 1908) holding fan with peacock feathers.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature (LL): J. H. E. Partington.
 

[Edward Partington : My Beloved Brother] BANC PIC 1957.013:8--FR

Creator/Collector: Albright, Gertrude P., 1883-
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 72.3 x 59.7 cm.

Content/Description

Half length portrait of man smoking a cigratte.

Marks/Inscriptions

Title and attribution from inventory. French manufacturers stamp (verso of canvas) from R. Foinet fils & Le Febvre.
 

Items from: Mexia Collection : family portraits, Mexico & South American views. BANC PIC 1934.003-.004--PIC

 

[General Jose Antonio Mexia (1790-1839)] BANC PIC 1934.003:01--FR

Creator/Collector: Unknown
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; 84 x 68 cm.

Content/Description

Half-length portrait of man in military uniform wearing fur-lined green cape, pointing to soldiers in the distance. Born in Cuba, Jose Antonio Mexia came to Mexico in 1823, later became a General, led an expedition against Tampico in November 1835, and was eventually captured and shot by Santa Anna's forces in 1839.
 

[General Jose Antonio Mexia (1790-1839)] BANC PIC 1934.003:02--FR

Creator/Collector: Serrano, Antonio
Physical Description: 1 painting on canvas mounted on panel : oil ; visible image 23.7 x 18.6 cm.

Content/Description

Half-length portrait of man in Military uniform.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature (LR): Ant.o Serrano / pinto. 1828. Handwritten (panel verso): Este es el retrato del Gene / ral Mexia [this is a picture of General Mexia].
 

[Portrait of Enrique Guillermo Antonio Mexia] BANC PIC 1934.003:05--FR

Creator/Collector: Unknown
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; 43.2 x 36 cm.

Content/Description

Half length, oval portrait of bearded man in dress military uniform holding a saber and wearing a medal. Enrique Guillermo Antonio Mexia (1829-1896) fought in the war against the United States, on the liberal side in the War of the Reform 1857-1860, against the French invasion under Maximilian, and for Benito Juarez, as well as occupying himself with business and politics in his later years. Son of Jose Antonio Mexia and father of Inez Mexia.

Marks/Inscriptions

Manufacturer's stamp (verso).
 

[Portrait of Charlotte Walker Mexia] BANC PIC 1934.003:18--FR

Creator/Collector: Unknown (Payne?)
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; 25.7 x 20.3 cm.

Content/Description

Bust portrait.
 

[Portrait of a "General of Rurales" on horseback] BANC PIC 1934.004:01--FR

Creator/Collector: Silva, [J?]
Creator/Collector: Pellandini, Claudio
Physical Description: 1 photograph mounted on wood panel with beveled edge : handcolored ; visible image 9.7 x 13.7 cm.

Content/Description

Full length portrait of man on horseback wearing pseudo-military costume and wide brimmed hat.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature (LR): Silva. Label (on verso) from El Antiguo Correo by photographer Claudio Pellandini, Mexico. Handwritten (label on verso): Portrait of a general of Rurales.
 

[Label on verso - Portrait of a "General of Rurales" on horseback] BANC PIC 1934.004:01-FR (verso)

 

[Man on horseback holding a rifle] BANC PIC 1934.004:02--FR

Creator/Collector: Silva, [J?]
Creator/Collector: Pellandini, Claudio
Physical Description: 1 photograph mounted on wood panel with beveled edge : handcolored ; 9.3 x 5.8 cm.

Content/Description

Full length portrait of man on horseback.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature (LR): [J?] Silva. Same signature and structure as BANC PIC 1934.004:1--FR; could also be product of El Antiguo Correo by photographer Claudio Pellandini, Mexico.
 

[Ivory relief of two women] BANC PIC 1934.004:03--FR

Creator/Collector: Unknown
Physical Description: 1 relief : ivory ; visible image 9.5 x 5.5 cm.

Content/Description

Two women, one holding a basket, the other a pitcher, in an oval surrounded by foliage and flowers.
 

Portraits of Don Jose Joaquin Estudillo, his daughter, and his granddaughter BANC PIC 1963.032--FR

Physical Description: 2 paintings, 1 painted photographic print : oil, color ; various sizes
 

[Señor Don Jose Joaquin Estudillo] BANC PIC 1963.032:01--FR

Creator/Collector: Unknown
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 74.3 x 61.8 cm.

Content/Description

Half length seated portrait with sitter's hand across his chest. Estudillo was Comisionado of Mission Dolores (San Francisco de Asis Mission) from 1834 to 1835 and Alcade of San Francisco in 1836. In 1842 he was granted Rancho San Leandro.
 

[Maria de Jesus Estudillo Davis] BANC PIC 1963.032:02--FR

Creator/Collector: Barbieri, Leonardo, ca. 1810-ca. 1873
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 80.5 x 65.5 cm.

Content/Description

Half length seated portrait of sitter wearing lace trimmed dress and gold embroidered gloves. Wearing gold and silver choker, rings, and holding a fan. Born January 5, 1829 Maria de Jesus Telesfora de los Santos Reyes Estudillo, daughter of Jose Joaquin Estudillo, married William Heath Davis in November of 1847 at Mission Dolores, San Francisco (1831 pioneer author of "60 Years in California") and was the mother of Anita Davis. It is possible that this was a marriage portrait.
 

[Anita Davis (Mrs. Edwin Clough)] BANC PIC 1963.032:03--FR

Creator/Collector: Fensfeld, J.
Physical Description: 1 photograph : retouched with oil ; visible oval image 38.5 x 32 cm.

Content/Description

Bust length portrait of young woman wearing black choker, earrings, lace collar, and brightly colored wrap. She was the daughter of Maria de Jesus Estudillo Davis and granddaughter of Jose Joaquin Estudillo.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature (LR): J. Fensfeld 1870.
 

Items from: Pictorial material from the Eugen Neuhaus papers BANC PIC 1965.033--FR

 

[View of a Lake] BANC PIC 1965.033:01--FR

Creator/Collector: Neuhaus, Eugen, 1879-1963
Physical Description: 1 painting on academy panel : oil ; 22.3 x 38 cm.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature (LR): Eugen Neuhaus. Stamp of artist on verso.
 

[Rooftops in Kassel, Germany] BANC PIC 1965.033:02--FR

Creator/Collector: Neuhaus, Eugen, 1879-1963
Physical Description: 1 painting on paper : gouache ; visible image 12.8 x 27.7 cm.

Content/Description

View looking over rooftops of city.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten (label on verso): Painted by / [stamp] Eugen Neuhaus/ University of California / at Berkeley [end stamp] / at Kassel, Germany / in the year 1896. / (one of my earliest attempts at painting.) / Eugen Neuhaus / Berkeley. California / Oct. 10th 1938.
 

Lake [Merced?] BANC PIC 1965.033:03--FR

Creator/Collector: Neuhaus, Eugen, 1879-1963
Physical Description: 1 painting on artist board : oil ; visible image 24.2 x 31.9 cm.

Content/Description

View of small lake surrounded by trees and bushes.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature (LL): Eugen Neuhaus. Handwritten (verso): Lake [Merced?] / Eugen Neuhaus. Stamped (verso): Schussler Bros. / Artist Materials / Picture, Mirrors and Frames / 285 Geary Street / San Francisco.
 

[California Bungalow] BANC PIC 1965.033:04--FR

Creator/Collector: Neuhaus, Eugen, 1879-1963
Physical Description: 1 painting on board wood composition : oil ; 25.5 x 35.6 cm.

Content/Description

Front porch of small house with garden in front.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature (LL): Eugen Neuhaus.
 

Items from: Items from the Pony Express Museum BANC PIC 1967.015

 

[Mission Dolores, San Francisco] BANC PIC 1967.015:01--FR

Creator/Collector: Lee, Joseph, 1827-1880 (fl. 1868-1879)
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 27 x 44.8 cm.

Content/Description

View of western façade of San Francisco de Asis Mission church and buildings seen from northwest. Women and children, a horse and cart, a dog, and chickens in front. Cemetary visible at left.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature (LL): Joseph Lee. Stamp (verso): Snow and Roos, Depot of Group and Co., Importer and manufacturers of [?]. Exhibition lender note (UL).
 

[Mission Dolores] BANC PIC 1967.015:10--FR

Creator/Collector: Podchernikoff, Alexis Matthews, 1886-1933
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; 46 x 56.2 cm.

Content/Description

View of western façade of San Francisco de Asis Mission (San Francisco, Calif.) in moonlight.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature and date (LR): A. M. Podchernikoff / 1910. On stretcher (verso UL): Podchernikoff, Alexis Mathew 1886-1933. Museum label (verso UL).
 

San Francisco ca. 1875 BANC PIC 1967.015:11--FR

Creator/Collector: Narjot, Ernest, 1826-1898
Physical Description: 1 photograph ; visible image 52.3 x 100 cm.

Content/Description

View overlooking San Francisco (in moon light?) from base of Telegraph Hill; cows and livestock near small house in foreground, harbor in distance.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten (verso LR): E. Narjot - San Francisco ca. 1875 / photo of orig. painting destroyed / in fire - S.F. 1906 / This is the only known print / extant. [...]. Additional provenance information on verso..
 

[Portrait of George Sterling] BANC PIC 1967.015:12--FR

Creator/Collector: Josaphare, Lionel
Physical Description: 1 painting on board : oil ; visible image 34.5 x 26.7 cm.

Content/Description

Bust length profile of Bohemian poet.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature (LR) : L. Josaphare. Handwritten (verso) : George Sterling. Also on verso two stamps from the Pony Express Museum.
 

Lotta's Favorite Songs BANC PIC 1967.015:13--FR

Creator/Collector: Unknown
Physical Description: 1 photograph ; visible image 27.5 x 27.8 cm.

Content/Description

Music sheet cover with bust portrait of Lotta [Crabtree].

Marks/Inscriptions

Label (verso, UL): The Pony Express Museum, "From Missouri to California - 1860-61" P.O. Box 326 Sonora, California. Stamp (verso): Pony Express Museum.
 

[William Randolph Hearst] BANC PIC 1967.015:14--FR

Creator/Collector: Sylvia, Jos. H.
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; 49 x 38.2 cm.

Content/Description

Bust length portrait.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature (LL): Jos. H. Sylvia; verso (UL): Wm. R. Hearst. Museum label on verso.
 

Items from: Gerald Cassidy pictorial collection BANC PIC 1967.028

 

[Superstition Mountains, Arizona] BANC PIC 1967.028:01--FR

Creator/Collector: Cassidy, Gerald, 1879-1934
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 54 x 69.5 cm.

General Content Note

View of mountains with horses and cacti in foreground.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature and artist's mark (LL): Gerald [sun symbol] Cassidy. Label (verso): Superstition Mountain, Arizona / by Gerald Cassidy / Santa Fe, New Mexico / 1930. Auction information also on verso.
 

After the Storm. BANC PIC 1967.028:02--FR

Creator/Collector: Cassidy, Gerald, 1879-1934
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; 45.6 x 61.1 cm.

Content/Description

Coastal seascape showing surf on the rocks in foreground and stormy skies in the distance.

Marks/Inscriptions

Signature (LR): Gerald Cassidy. Handwritten title and date (verso of canvas): After the Storm / 1915 / [G?] - 110.
 

Among the Cedars [Goats in New Mexico Landscape] BANC PIC 1967.028:03--FR

Creator/Collector: Cassidy, Gerald, 1879-1934
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 85.7 x 80.9 cm.

Content/Description

Two goats among the brush in a wooded desert landscape.

Marks/Inscriptions

Title from verso. Painted signature (LR): Gerald [sun symbol] Cassidy. Label (verso LR): 4-122- / Among the Cedars / by Gerald Cassidy / Victor Claessens / Waereghem / Belguige / Made in Belgium. Acquisition information on verso stretcher.
 

[Subovski - Interpretive Dancer : Vanity] BANC PIC 1967.028:04--FR

Creator/Collector: Cassidy, Gerald, 1879-1934
Physical Description: 1 painting on canvas oil ; visible image 136.5 x 91 cm.

Content/Description

Full length portrait of woman posing in peacock feathered costume and headdress. Apparently Subovski was a "vanity" dancer at the Hippodrome. This piece is representative of Cassidy's commercial work in theatrical posters.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature and artist's mark (UR): Gerald [sun symbol] Cassidy. Label (verso of stretcher): Subovski - / Interpretive Dancer / Grad. at Hippodrome - N.Y.City / Summer 1918. Frame label from Taos N. M.
 

Items from: Miscellaneous pictorial collections from the Sierra Club collection BANC PIC 1971.073

 

Sierra Juniper BANC PIC 1971.073:01--FR

Creator/Collector: Curtis, Leland, 1897-1989
Physical Description: 1 painting on paper : gouache and pencil ; visible image 14.5 x 17.5 cm.

Content/Description

Tree in open landscape; Sierra Nevada mountains in distance.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten signature (LR): Leland Curtis. Handwritten title (LL on mat). Provenance and acquisition information on verso.
 

Desert Road in Nevada BANC PIC 1971.073:02--FR

Creator/Collector: Curtis, Leland, 1897-1989
Physical Description: 1 painting on paper : gouache ; visible image 14.5 x 17.2 cm.

Content/Description

Broad vista across Nevada desert with mountains in distance.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten signature (LR): Leland Curtis. Handwritten title (LL on mat). Handwritten (on verso): painted about 1935? / bought 1938. Ownership and acquisition information on verso.
 

Canyon of the Kern BANC PIC 1971.073:03--FR

Creator/Collector: Curtis, Leland, 1897-1989
Physical Description: 1 painting on paper : gouache and pencil ; visible image 14.5 x 17.5 cm.

Content/Description

View overlooking broad valley surrounded by high mountains on either side with the Kern River running down center.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten signature (LL): Leland Curtis. Handwritten title (LL on mat). Handwritten date (UC verso): July 1936.
 

Forest Near Rush Creek [Calif.] BANC PIC 1971.073:04--FR

Creator/Collector: Curtis, Leland, 1897-1989
Physical Description: 1 painting on paper : gouache and pencil ; visible image 14.7 x 17 cm.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten signature (LR): Leland Curtis. Handwritten title (LL on mat). Handwritten date (verso). Provenance and acquisition information on verso.
 

Ritter and Banner BANC PIC 1971.073:05--FR

Creator/Collector: Curtis, Leland, 1897-1989
Physical Description: 1 painting on paper : gouache and pencil ; visible image 14.6 x 17.2 cm.

Content/Description

View of twin mountain peaks covered with snow looking across mountain plateau.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten signature (LR): Leland Curtis. Handwritten title (LL on mat). Handwritten date (LC verso): 1938. Provenance and acquisition information (on verso).
 

Across The Upper Basin - Kings River BANC PIC 1971.073:06--FR

Creator/Collector: Curtis, Leland, 1897-1989
Physical Description: 1 painting on paper : gouache and pencil ; visible image 14.6 x 17.5 cm.

Content/Description

Broad view of mountain valley surrounded by peaks.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten signature (LR): Leland Curtis. Handwritten title (LL on mat). Handwritten date (UR verso): 1939.
 

Mt. McGee BANC PIC 1971.073:07--FR

Creator/Collector: Curtis, Leland, 1897-1989
Physical Description: 1 painting on paper : gouache and pencil ; visible image 14.6 x 17.5 cm.

Content/Description

View across deep ravine looking towards mountain peak with Juniper in left foreground.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten signature (LR): Leland Curtis. Handwritten title (LL on mat). Handwritten date (UR verso): 1939.
 

Sierra Vista BANC PIC 1971.073:08--FR

Creator/Collector: Curtis, Leland, 1897-1989
Physical Description: 1 painting on paper : gouache ; visible image 14.5 x 17.5 cm.

Content/Description

View of meadow with Aspen trees with mountains in distance.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten signature (LR): Leland Curtis. Handwritten title (LL). Handwritten (on verso): Leland Curtis original / 1941 North of Tuolumne Meadows.
 

Black Kaweah - Morning BANC PIC 1971.073:09--FR

Creator/Collector: Curtis, Leland, 1897-1989
Physical Description: 1 painting on paper : gouache and pencil ; visible image 17.1 x 22.2 cm.

Content/Description

Lake with trees; mountains in distance.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten signature (LR): Leland / Curtis. Handwritten title (LL on mat). Date on verso.
 

Hamilton Lake BANC PIC 1971.073:10--FR

Creator/Collector: Curtis, Leland, 1897-1989
Physical Description: 1 painting on paper : gouache ; visible image 14.4. 17.5 cm.

Content/Description

View of Lake with mountains in distance.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten signature (LR): Leland Curtis. Handwritten title (LL on mat). Handwritten (on verso): Hamilton Lake / Leland Curtis / 1666 Elevado St. / Los Angeles / July 1936. Addition ownership and acquisition information on verso.
 

Morning at Rae Lake BANC PIC 1971.073:11--FR

Creator/Collector: Curtis, Leland, 1897-1989
Physical Description: 1 painting on paper : gouache ; visible image 14.6 x 17.8 cm.

Content/Description

Tall red stone mountains above lake.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten signature (LR): Leland Curtis. Handwritten title (LL on mat). Handwritten (LR): 5.
 

Art from the Lewis Ferbrache collection BANC PIC 1972.043--FR

Physical Description: 8 items (oil paintings, watercolor, and lithograph) ; various sizes
 

Mt. Hood, from Lost Lake, Oregon BANC PIC 1972.043:01--FR

Creator/Collector: Stuart, James Everett, 1852-1941
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 44.2 x 75 cm.

General Content Note

View across lake of snow covered mountain.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten (on canvas verso): No. 334 -18 x 30 - 300.. / Sketch. / Eve. - Mt. Hood, from Lost Lake, Oregon / J.E. Stuart. / Oct. 10, 1884. Signature (LL): 334 / J.E. Stuart / Oct. 10, 1884 original sketch.
 

[Indian Encampment in Yosemite Valley] BANC PIC 1972.043:02--FR

Creator/Collector: Yelland, Raymond Dabb, 1848-1900
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 65.8 x 43 cm.

Content/Description

Two teepees made of wooden planks and a lean-to shelter with two Indian figures near a campfire before them; El Capitan visible at right.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten (verso, cardboard backing - in modern hand):-Probably Raymond Dabb Yelland / (See State Art Commission Travelling Calif. / Art Exhibition 1969-70- for / similar Yelland Yosemite Indian / scene [-LD].
 

[San Francisco after the 1906 Earthquake and Fire] BANC PIC 1972.043:03--FR

Creator/Collector: Wores, Theodore, 1858-1939
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 59.5 x 43.6 cm.

Content/Description

Broad view overlooking ruins of city, possibly from Nob Hill residence, with remnants of formal garden in foreground. Damaged cupola of City Hall visible in distance.

Marks/Inscriptions

Signature (LL): Theodore Wores.
 

The Mammoth Trees of California BANC PIC 1972.043:04--FR

Creator/Collector: Stielman, G.K.
Physical Description: 1 print : woodcut, color ; visible dome top image 48.7 x 61.5 cm.

Content/Description

View of grove showing hotel, visitors, and the main sights of interest of the giant sequoia.

Marks/Inscriptions

Printed (LL): G. K. Stielman, engraver, 4th & Walnut, [Cin.]; (LR): Times Steam Job Color Press Pr.[...]. Printed title (LC).
 

[Forest and lake scene] BANC PIC 1972.043:05--FR

Creator/Collector: Yard, Sydney, 1855-1909
Physical Description: 1 painting on paper : watercolor ; visible image 34. 5 x 24.3 cm.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature (LR) : Sydney. J. Yard. Possible auction information on verso.
 

[Indian child in a forest] BANC PIC 1972.043:06--FR

Creator/Collector: Hudson, Grace Carpenter, 1865-1937
Physical Description: 1 painting on canvas mounted on panel : oil ; visible image 20.5 x 26.5 cm.

Content/Description

Girl seated in dark tangled forest.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature (LL): G. Hudson. Handwritten (verso): Hudson, Grace / Indian child in forest.
 

[Mt. Shasta, California] : [14,440 feet high] BANC PIC 1972.043:07--FR

Creator/Collector: Sulton, F.
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 50.2 x 90.9 cm.

Content/Description

Distant view of the mountain with an Indian encampment in the foreground.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature and date (LR) : F. Sulton. / 86. Handwritten (verso on stretcher): Mt. Shasta California. 14,440 feet high. Manufacturers mark (on frame): S. C. M. Co.
 

[Seascape] BANC PIC 1972.043:08--FR

Creator/Collector: Espoy, Angel, 1879-1963
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 26.8 x 83 cm.

Content/Description

View of waves crashing on beach.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature (LR) : A. Espoy. Handwritten (verso of frame) : Angel Espoy - California artist / painted beach scenes, mission scenes / -exhibited with his friend Manuel Valencia.
 

Series of paintings of a scout and his adventures BANC PIC 1972.044--FR

Physical Description: 5 paintings : oil ;
 

[The Scout] BANC PIC 1972.044:01--FR

Creator/Collector: Unknown
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; 43.5 x 73.8 cm.

Content/Description

A frontiersman, on horseback and carrying a rifle, looks over his shoulder toward an encampment. Apparently after a series by Alexander Edouart.
 

[The Chase] BANC PIC 1972.044:02--FR

Creator/Collector: Unknown
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; 43.4 x 73.8 cm.

Content/Description

A frontiersman on horseback firing a hand gun at group of Spaniards(?), pursuing him on horseback. Apparently after a series by Alexander Edouart.
 

[Black Horse Rider] BANC PIC 1972.044:03--FR

Creator/Collector: Unknown
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; 43.2 x 66.8 cm.

Content/Description

A frontiersman fleeing on horseback pursued by an Indian(?) on a black horse followed by large group on horseback. Apparently after a series by Alexander Edouart.
 

[The Death] BANC PIC 1972.044:04--FR

Creator/Collector: Unknown
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; 43.2 x 74 cm.

Content/Description

A frontiersman on horseback, firing a rifle over his shoulder and hitting a Spaniard(?) on horseback. Apparently after a series by Alexander Edouart.
 

[Return to Camp] BANC PIC 1972.044:05--FR

Creator/Collector: Unknown
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; 43.3 x 73.9 cm.

Content/Description

A frontiersman on horseback with a rifle over his shoulder, returning to a military(?) encampment, (cannon and American flag visible). Apparently after a series by Alexander Edouart.
 

Portraits of a man and a woman BANC PIC 1982.101:01-02--FR

Physical Description: 2 drawings on paper : charcoal ; visible image 36 x 27 cm
 

[Portrait of a man] BANC PIC 1982.101:01--FR

Creator/Collector: Fenderich, Charles, 1805 - ca. 1887
Physical Description: 1 drawing : charcoal and white chalk ; visible image 35.2 x 26.7 cm.

Content/Description

Bust length portrait.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten signature and date (LR) : Ch. Fenderich / 1852.
 

[Portrait of a woman] BANC PIC 1982.101:02--FR

Creator/Collector: Fenderich, Charles, 1805 - ca. 1887
Physical Description: 1 drawing : charcoal and white chalk ; 35.7 x 26.2 cm.

Content/Description

Bust length portrait.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten signature and date (LR) : Ch. Fenderich / 1852.
 

Two views of the vessel City of Rio de Janeiro BANC PIC 1984.048:01-02--FR

General Note

2 paintings on canvas : oil ; 17 3/4 x 22 in
 

The Shipping Vessel "The City of Rio de Janeiro" in Calm BANC PIC 1984.048:01--FR

Creator/Collector: Unknown
Physical Description: 1 painting on canvas mounted on academy board : oil ; visible image 43.7 x 57.7 cm.

Content/Description

Steamship with bow at right in calm waters with US flag at stern. Bermuda(?) flag on foremast. The merchant vessel sank with 146 passengers aboard in the waters of the Golden Gate strait, California, in 1901.

Marks/Inscriptions

On bow of ship: City of Rio de Janeiro. On mast flag: MSU. On verso: looks like "City of Rio de Janeiro" on bow. The artist who made / the S in MSU on flag / made it backwards / RBH / 1962.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Robert B. Honeyman Jr.
 

The Shipping Vessel "The City of Rio de Janeiro" in Storm BANC PIC 1984.048:02--FR

Creator/Collector: Unknown
Physical Description: 1 painting on canvas on academy board : oil ; visible image 43.4 x 57.8 cm.

General Content Note

Steamship in rough seas. The merchant vessel sank with 146 passengers aboard in the waters of the Golden Gate strait, California, in 1901.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted on bow of ship: City of Rio de Janeiro.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Robert B. Honeyman Jr.
 

Portraits of California Indians, a Klamath and the Doctor BANC PIC 1984.100:01-02--FR

Physical Description: 2 photographic prints : albumen ; visible image 20 x 13 cm
 

A Klamath, "The White Deer Skin" dressed for a dance BANC PIC 1984.100:01--FR

Creator/Collector: Unknown
Physical Description: 1 photograph mounted on paper : albumen ; image 12.3 x 8.5 cm on paper, visible image 20.9 x 13.2 cm

Content/Description

Half length portrait of Indian woman wearing a woven skull cap and a deer skin cloak.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten (LC) A Klamath: / "The White=deer=skin"; dressed / for a dance; (LL): inserted by B M.
 

"The Doctor" or J. Tavleera, Crescent City, Del Norte County, California BANC PIC 1984.100:02--FR

Creator/Collector: Unknown
Physical Description: 1photograph mounted on paper : albumen ; image 11.7 x7.7 cm on paper, visible image 20.8 x 13.3 cm.

Content/Description

Half length standing portrait of elderly Native American man wearing woven skull cap, beaded necklaces and animal pelts standing behind ivy covered balustrade (studio prop).

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten (LC): "The Doctor" - / - Tavleera, Crescent City, / Del Norte County; California; (LL): inserted by B M.
 

Items from: Douglas Tilden pictorial collection BANC PIC 1989.037

 

[Joseph and Mary in Bethlehem] BANC PIC 1989.037:001--FR

Creator/Collector: McNaughton, J.
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 23.8 x 18.3 cm.

Content/Description

Nocturnal scene of a narrow street in a middle eastern city showing a man and donkey near a doorway where a woman, possibly carrying a baby, is standing.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature (LL): J McNaughton. Painted (LL): A Mon Amis Tilden.
 

[Portrait of a Mediterranean woman] BANC PIC 1989.037:002--FR

Creator/Collector: Varveris, N.
Physical Description: 1 painting on academy board : oil ; visible image 23.5 x 28.4 cm.

Content/Description

Half length portrait of woman in ethnic costume (French or Greek possibly) with a white, wide sleeved chemise; gold-rimmed waistcoat; red beret with tassel; and gold bracelets.

Marks/Inscriptions

Signature and date (LR): N Varveris / Paris 1892. Painted (LL): A mon ami Tilden. Handwritten (verso): French figure. Label (verso of panel) Couleurs & Vernis / Sales / 21 bis Bould. Montparnasse / Papeterie Registres.
 

[Marinescape] BANC PIC 1989.037:003--FR

Creator/Collector: Walden, Lionel, 1861-1933
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; 30.7 x 44.9 cm.

Content/Description

Sailboats moored in quiet, sunlit bay.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten (LL): A mon ami / Tilden / Paris '92 / [signed] Lionel Walden. Numerous labels and biographical information about artist on verso of frame.
 

[Ships in Harbor] BANC PIC 1989.037:004--FR

Creator/Collector: Walden, Lionel, 1861-1933
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 19.6 x 28.8 cm.

Content/Description

Bay with numerous boats on water.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten (LR): A mon ami / Tilden / [signed] Lionel Walden. Label (on verso of frame) from Bowinkel's Art Store, Los Angeles, CA.
 

Prints from the Roger Levenson papers BANC PIC 1994.045--FR

Physical Description: 2 prints : hand colored etching and photogravure ; 35 x 25 cm. and 15 x 11 cm.
 

The Man Wots Got the Whip Hand of 'Em All BANC PIC 1994.045:01--FR

Creator/Collector: McLean, T. (Thomas), ca. 1820-1912
Creator/Collector: Heath, William
Physical Description: 1 print : engraving, hand-colored ; visible image 37.7 x 28.1 cm.

Content/Description

Caricature of Free Press; fire breathing printing press with legs, wearing liberty cap and laurel wreath.

Marks/Inscriptions

Printed (LR): Pub May 30th 1820 by T. McLean 26 Haymarket Sole Publisher of PPry caricatures.

General Note

This image was possibly published in Paul Pry, a newspaper dedicated to exposing political corruption and religious fraud. William Heath often worked with Thomas McLean and is well known for his caricatures and satirical imagery.
 

John Baskerville BANC PIC 1994.045:02--FR

Creator/Collector: Walker, Emery, Sir, 1851-1933
Physical Description: 1 print : photogravure ; visible image 15.6 x 11.7 cm.

Marks/Inscriptions

Printed title (LC). Printed (LL): From a picture after Miller in the national Portrait Gallery, London; (LR): Emery Walker Ph. sc. Handwritten (LL in window below image): With the compliments of / DB Updike. Provenance information handwritten (on verso).
 

California lithographs BANC PIC 1998.010--FR

Physical Description: 5 prints : lithograph, hand colored and chromolithographs ; various sizes
 

Bridal Veil Fall, Yosemite BANC PIC 1998.010:01--FR

Creator/Collector: Gemmell, J. (firm)
Physical Description: 1 print : lithograph, hand-colored ; visible image 29.2 x 36.6 cm.

Content/Description

A distant view of fall with Indian encampment in foreground showing a Teepee, a woman with child, and adolescent and three adult males with weapons.

Marks/Inscriptions

Printed title (LC). Printed (LL): Lith. & Published by J. Gemmell; (LR): 123 Randolf St. Cor. of Clark, Chicago.
 

American District Telegraph BANC PIC 1998.010:02--FR

Creator/Collector: Schmidt Label & Lith. Co.
Physical Description: 1 print : chromolithograph ; visible image 52.4 x 34.3 cm.

Content/Description

Five part image showing telegraph messengers and office in center with marginal images showing a burglary, sickbed, fire, and residences.

Marks/Inscriptions

Printed title (UC in image). Printed (LL): Schmidt Label and Lith. Co., S.F.
 

Spruance Stanley & Co., Wines & liquors, San Francisco BANC PIC 1998.010:03--FR

Creator/Collector: Bühler, F.
Creator/Collector: F. Korbel & Bros.
Physical Description: 1 print : lithograph, color ; visible image 47.8 x 63.2 cm.

Content/Description

Promotional poster for wine and liquor importer and dealer based in San Francisco. Central image of women bathers surrounded by marginal images of the store front, storehouse, distillery, wares, and cherubs reaping wheat and drinking.

Marks/Inscriptions

Printed title (UC). Printed (LR): F. Bühler; (LC): Lith. F. Korbel & Bros. S.F.
 

The California Powder Works, Santa Cruz County, California BANC PIC 1998.010:04--FR

Creator/Collector: Bosqui Eng. & Ptg. Co.
Physical Description: 1 print : lithograph, color ; visible image 51.3 x 66.2 cm.

Content/Description

Elevated view of powder works including industrial buildings, factory, and warehouses situated along one side of river surrounded by heavily wooded mountains; elevated waterway in center.

Marks/Inscriptions

Printed title (LC); (LR): Bosqui Eng. Co. S.F.
 

Home Mutual Insurance Company of California BANC PIC 1998.010:05--FR

Creator/Collector: Bosqui Eng. & Ptg. Co.
Physical Description: 1 print : lithograph, color ; visible image 53.5 x 67.7 cm.

Content/Description

Image of underwriters fire patrol (firefighters and horsedrawn fire wagon) rushing past U.S. Mint (San Francisco, Calif.) chased by dogs. Image surrounded by Heraldic Regalia.

Marks/Inscriptions

Printed title (UC and LC). Printed (LR): The Bosqui Eng. & Print. Co. S.F.
 

The Pacific Guano and Fertilizer Works in Kalihi, Honolulu and in Berkeley, California BANC PIC 1998.068--FR

Physical Description: 2 drawings : sepia wash and ink ; visible images 36 x 52 cm. and 39 x 54 cm
 

[The Pacific Guano and Fertilizer Co., Berkeley, CA, at Second and Hearst] BANC PIC 1998.068:1--FR

Creator/Collector: Burgess, George Henry, 1831-1905
Physical Description: 1 drawing : sepia wash and ink heightened in white ; visible image 35.7 x 51.7 cm.

Content/Description

View of busy wharf-side, industrial operation showing office and laboratory buildings, warehouses and transporation such as trains, horse drawn wagons, and ships. San Francisco Bay visible in the distance.

Marks/Inscriptions

Title ( in image on building): The Pacific Guano and Fertilizer Co.
 

[The Pacific Guano and Fertilizer Co., Kalihi, HI] BANC PIC 1998.068:2--FR

Creator/Collector: Burgess, George Henry, 1831-1905
Physical Description: 1 drawing : sepia wash and ink heightened in white ; visible image 39.2 x 54.2 cm.

Content/Description

View of industrial operation in tropical setting, showing numerous buildings and warehouses with trains and horse drawn wagons. Trolley car in foreground.

Marks/Inscriptions

Title (in image, LR): Pacific Guano and Fertilizer Co., ...Kalihi, Honolulu, T.H.
 

Items from: The mission era : California under Spain and Mexico and The mission era [graphic] : California under Spain and Mexico and reminiscences BANC PIC 19xx.039

 

Ex-Mission (now Parish-Church) of San Gabriel BANC PIC 19xx.039:09--FR

Creator/Collector: Vischer, Edward, 1809-1878
Physical Description: 1 painting : watercolor and pencil on paper ; 15.2 x 21.6 cm.

Content/Description

Sunday gathering after mass outside church showing vaqueros on horseback, women and children. Based on an original by C. Hahn.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten signature and date (LR) : E. Vischer, 1878. Handwritten title (LC). Handwritten (lower margin): after Hahn's celebrated picture in the possession of M. Sherwood. Original by C. Hahn. In appreciation of the merits of the original, and in friendly remembrance of its genial author, with his permission reproduced by E. Vischer, 1878. Sunday-gatherings after Mass.
 

A California magnate in his home BANC PIC 19xx.039:33--FR

Creator/Collector: Vischer, Edward, 1809-1878
Physical Description: 1 painting : watercolor and pencil on paper ; 14.7 x 20.7 cm.

Content/Description

Image of General Don Andres Pico (1810-1876) of Los Angeles, 1865, showing corridor of farm building (ex-mission of San Fernando) with men, women, children, and animals in foreground. Includes the southern mission orchard and vaqueros lassoing cattle in distance.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten title (LC). Handwritten (lower margin): General Don Andres Pico of Los Angeles, 1865. Southern mission orchard; vaqueros lassoing cattle; corridor of the farm-building. Ex-Mission of San Fernando.
 

[Portraits of Emperor Maximilian and Empress Carlotta of Mexico] BANC PIC 19xx.323

Physical Description: 2 paintings : oil on panel
 

[Portrait of Empress Carlotta of Mexico] BANC PIC 19xx.323:1--FR

Creator/Collector: Unknown
Physical Description: 1 painting on canvas mounted on panel : oil ; visible image 43.5 x 35.8 cm.

Content/Description

Bust length portrait of Empress Carlota (1840-1927) in plain black dress; a companion piece to Maximilian of Mexico. Born Marie-Charlotte-Amelie-Augustine-Victoire-Clementine-Leopoldine on May 7, 1840 in Laeken, Belgium. She was the daughter of King Leopold I of Belgium and Louise Marie d' Orleans, eldest daughter of King Louis Philippe of France. After suffering from mental illness following her husband's death in 1867, she died January 1, 1927 near Brussels.
 

[Portrait of Emperor Maximilian of Mexico] BANC PIC 19xx.323:2--FR

Creator/Collector: Unknown
Physical Description: 1 painting on panel : oil ; visible image 43.5 x 35.8 cm.

Content/Description

Bust portrait of Ferdinand Maximilian Joseph, Archdukle of Austria, wearing plain black suit with a gold medal (cross emblem) and small round brooch. In 1864, following the French occupation of Mexico City, Maximllian of Austria was named emporer of Mexico. He was shot in 1867 after Mexican forces regained control of the country.
 

Framed Artwork Miscellany BANC PIC 19xx.500--FR

 

Men of Mark BANC PIC 19xx.500:001--FR

Creator/Collector: Taber, I. W. (Isaiah West), 1830-1912
Creator/Collector: Bourke, J.F.
Physical Description: 1 photograph : albumen ; 42.5 x 49.6 cm.

Content/Description

Composite group portrait consisting of busts of prominent men. Numbered legend below image corresponding to portraits with names and occupations of sitters.

Marks/Inscriptions

Printed title and date (C). Printed (LL): Copyright 1895, J. F. Bourke; (LR): Taber photographer.
 

[Robert Louis Stevenson] BANC PIC 19xx.500:002--FR

Creator/Collector: Breuer, Henry Joseph, 1860-1932
Physical Description: 1 image on wood : incised ; 48 x 61 cm.

Content/Description

Bust portrait.

Marks/Inscriptions

Carved signature and date (UR): H. J. Breuer 1897. Carved inscription (LC): A spirit goes out of the / man who means execution, / which outlives the most / untimely ending / -Æs Triplex.
 

[River mill in mountain landscape] BANC PIC 19xx.500:003--FR

Creator/Collector: Briggs, A. L. (Lawrence?)
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 49.7 x 90.2 cm.

Content/Description

Autumn landscape with small mill building and waterwheel along river bank, and rolling hills in distance.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature (LR): A.L. Briggs. Source of date is unknown. University of California label on verso (78-10-06365).
 

[Fox] BANC PIC 19xx.500:004--FR

Creator/Collector: Brooks, Samuel Marsden, 1816-1892
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 76.6 x 62.6 cm.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature (LL): S. M. Brookes. University California label (78-10-06364) on verso.
 

[Swag of Grapes] BANC PIC 19xx.500:005--FR

Creator/Collector: Brooks, Samuel Marsden, 1816-1892
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 60.2 x 50.4 cm.

Content/Description

Bunch of grapes hanging on a white brick wall.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature (LL): Brookes. UC inventory label (verso): 78-10-06363.
 

[Adobe Ruins] BANC PIC 19xx.500:006--FR

Creator/Collector: Cross, Lee H.
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; 40.7 x 50.8 cm.

Content/Description

Shell of adobe building surrounded by trees.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature (LL): L. H. Cross.
 

The Golden Gate, San Francisco Bay BANC PIC 19xx.500:007--FR

Creator/Collector: Davidson, J.O., 1883-1952
Creator/Collector: Beckwite, H. S.
Creator/Collector: William Pate & Company
Physical Description: 1 print : steel engraving ; visible image 53.4 x 72.5 cm.

Content/Description

Ships on rough waters including a two masted schooner, several sailboats, a steamship, and tugboats on the bay. Marin headlands in left distance, city in right.

Marks/Inscriptions

Printed title (LC). Printed signature (LR in image): J. O. Davidson / Fordham, 1878. Printed (LL): Painted by J. O. Davidson; (LC): Entered according to act of Congress A.D. 1881 by W. M. Pate & Co. [...]; (LC below title): William Pate & Company, New York & London.; (LR): Engraved by H. S. Beckwite.
 

[Mine Inn : Tudor Building in Forest] BANC PIC 19xx.500:008--FR

Creator/Collector: Deakin, Edwin, 1838-1923
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 75 x 49.7 cm.

Content/Description

Tudor building with various gables. The sign over the door reads "We Three Logger Heads Be" which is a reference to the two figures in the sign and the spectator, a figure with a sketchbook(?) who stands in front of the building. A small sign on the upper gable reads "Mine Inn by E. Deakin."

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature (LR): Edwin Deakin. Title from sign on upper gable (in image): Mine Inn by E. Deakin. UC inventory label (verso): 78-10-06128.
 

[View of San Francisco harbor and Dollar steamship] BANC PIC 19xx.500:009--FR

Creator/Collector: Dollar Steamship Lines
Physical Description: 1 photograph : hand colored ; visible image 59.8 x 100.2 cm.

Content/Description

Waterfront area with yacht club or restaurant in foreground and pier with two steamships dockside (one with dollar sign on stack). Cars, horsedrawn buggies and pedestrians on street.
 

[Doorway to House] BANC PIC 19xx.500:012--FR

Creator/Collector: H.S.
Physical Description: 1 painting on paper : watercolor ; visible image 20.7 x 13.9 cm.

Content/Description

Quaint view of cottage entryway with small brick pillars and wall surrounding steps leading to arched doorway.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten initials (LR): H. S.
 

[Portrait of an unidentified man] BANC PIC 19xx.500:013--FR

Creator/Collector: Lainer, (Charles?), active ca. 1880-1900
Physical Description: 1 photograph : hand colored ; visible image 66 x 53.3 cm.

Content/Description

Bust portrait.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten signature (LL): Lainer.
 

[Portrait of John Muir] BANC PIC 19xx.500:014--FR

Creator/Collector: Muir, David
Physical Description: 1 drawing : charcoal ; 60.5 x 44.5 cm.

Content/Description

Bust length portrait of young John Muir.

Marks/Inscriptions

Letter with provenance information (filed in INV) attributes drawing to David Muir, brother of John Muir.
 

[Locomotive Design] BANC PIC 19xx.500:015--FR

Creator/Collector: Oliver, William Letts, 1844-1918
Physical Description: 1 drawing : watercolor and ink ; visible image 39 x 49.5 cm.

Content/Description

Profile view of locomotive.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten signature and date (LR): William Oliver 1860. UC label (78-10-06278).
 

Alsace BANC PIC 19xx.500:016--FR

Creator/Collector: Prud'homme, G.
Physical Description: 1 image on bronze : sculptural relief ; 27.2 x 20.5 cm.

General Content Note

Profile bust-length portrait of young woman.

Marks/Inscriptions

Sculpted signature and date (LR): G. Prud'homme 1914. Sculpted title (UL).
 

What Am I Bid for this Fine Pair of Pants! BANC PIC 19xx.500:017--FR

Creator/Collector: Renault, Dennis
Physical Description: 1 drawing : ink ; visible image 32.3 x 26.8 cm.

Content/Description

Satirical image of Governor Reagan as auctioneer preparing to sell rare University of California library books. Cartoon appeared in the Sacramento Bee November 10, 1971 (Vol. 229-number 37552).

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten signature and date (LL): Renault (circa 11-71). Handwritten title: (LC). Handwritten (UL running vertically): For Roger Levenson, friend and mentor from/ Dennis / Renault / 6/28/85.
 

[Lt. George H. Derby] BANC PIC 19xx.500:018--FR

Creator/Collector: Rufalin, H.M.
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 90.7 x 72.3 cm.

Content/Description

Half length portrait of George Horatio Derby (1823-1861) in military uniform with a bay [of San Francisco?] visible in distance. Derby served as a lieutenant in California from 1853-1856 and was a western humorist who wrote under the pseudonyms John Phoenix and John P. Squibob.

Marks/Inscriptions

Engraved plaque (LC of frame) : General John J. Sutter / 1803-1880 / California pioneer. Typed label (LC of frame over plaque): Probably / Lt. Geo. H. Derby, U.S.A. / cf. F855.1 D427P vol. 1X / frontispiece. Handwritten (verso of stretcher) : presented to Dr. C. M. Hitchcock / by the unfortunate subject G.H.D. / "This IS a Rose." Handwritten (verso of frame) : [H?]. M. Rufalin. Inventory stamp (verso): Oct. 1951 (#276).
 

[Mission Dolores?] BANC PIC 19xx.500:019--FR

Creator/Collector: Ruiz, B. Yamero
Physical Description: 1 painting on canvas: oil ; visible image 12.2 x 20.8 cm.

Content/Description

Mission building façade, purportedly Mission Dolores, also known as San Francisco de Asis Mission established in 1776. [Could this be Mission San Francisco Solano, Sonoma, Calif., and not Mission Dolores in San Francisco, Calif.?]

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten (verso): A gift from the artist Ruiz - to Raphael [Bennet?] - about 1915 / He stated it was the Mission Dolores - however I cannot see anything familiar about this view - or from this angle. (not signed); (UL): B.Y. Ruiz / Home: San Jose, Calif. / studio sometimes in S.F.
 

Bret Harte BANC PIC 19xx.500:020--FR

Creator/Collector: Schneider, R.F. (attr. to)
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil on canvas ; visible oval image 16.6 x 12.8 cm.

Content/Description

Bust-length portrait of Harte (1836-1902).

Marks/Inscriptions

Plaque on frame (LC): Bret Harte. Label (verso): R. F. Schneider / Crefeld Ostwall 25. Handwritten on label (verso, UL): Bret Harte. Handwritten (verso): Thought to be by / R. F. Schneider / Crefeld, Germany / painted when B. H. / was US Consul / there / J [E?] 11/12/73.
 

[Seascape at sunset] BANC PIC 19xx.500:021--FR

Creator/Collector: Sears, Benjamin Willard, 1846-1905
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 24.3 x 34.6 cm.

General Content Note

Coastal scene showing rocky beach and setting sun, with ships in the distance.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature (LR): Sears. Inventory stamp (verso): Oct. 1951. UC inventory label (verso, LL): 78-10-06278.
 

[Cityscape of San Francisco] : The Vacant Court BANC PIC 19xx.500:022--FR

Creator/Collector: Short-Jackson, Jessie Francis
Physical Description: 1 drawing : pastel ; visible image 34.5 x 53.5 cm.

Content/Description

Urban view of street intersection on hill looking towards back of buildings with San Francisco City Hall in distance. Several figures on sidewalk.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten (verso): The Vacant Court. Label on verso from the Golden Gate International Exposition (GGIE).
 

Frank Norris After a Study by Arnold Genthe BANC PIC 19xx.500:023--FR

Creator/Collector: Sweigert
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 29 x 39.3 cm.

General Content Note

Bust-length portrait of California novelist Frank Norris (1870-1902) with a pig and owl holding a knife and fork above his shoulder; probably a reference to his undergraduate days as a member of Phi Gamma Delta, Delta Xi Chapter, University of California at Berkeley where he founded "pig dinner."

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature and date (LR) : Sweigert / Delta Xi '18. Handwritten title (verso) : Frank Norris / After a study by / Arnold Genthe.
 

[Some Ships of the U.S. Pacific Squadron] BANC PIC 19xx.500:027--FR

Creator/Collector: Toler, William Pinkley, 1825-1899
Physical Description: 1 drawing : pencil ; visible image 25 x 50.5 cm.

Content/Description

View of five masted ships on the water including (left to right) the United States, Savannah, Columbus, Dale or Cyane, and the Portsmouth.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten signature (LL): W. P. Toler. Descriptive label on verso.

General Administrative Note

Formerly ff F591.T6 x.
 

[Cityscape with Children] BANC PIC 19xx.500:028--FR

Creator/Collector: Williams, Virgil, 1830-1886
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 74.3 x 36.1 cm.

Content/Description

Three children at play on stairway in walled city; stepped, white adobe buildings, doorways, and walkways rise in distance.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature and date (LL): Virgil Williams / 1880. University of California label (78-10-06381) on verso.
 

San Antonio Mission BANC PIC 19xx.500:030--FR

Creator/Collector: Young, John F.
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; 41.4 x 51.4 cm.

Content/Description

View of San Antonio de Padua (Mission) buildings showing western façade and open colonnade.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten label (verso) San Antonio Mission / painted by John F. Young / in late 70's early 80's.
 

Avalon and Bay, Santa Catalina Island, California [plate] BANC PIC 19xx.500:031--CASE

Creator/Collector: Unknown
Physical Description: 1 plate : transfer printing, airbrush, handcolor, and white paint ; 20 x 20 cm round.

Content/Description

View overlooking bay and harbor; numerous buildings clustered along shore; boats, including a ferry, visible in harbor.

Marks/Inscriptions

Printed title (LC).

General Note

Based on a lithographic view, a copy of which is in the Bancroft collection (BANC PIC 1975.009).
 

Bird's Eye View of San Francisco from Twin Peaks BANC PIC 19xx.500:032--FR

Creator/Collector: Unknown (Payne?)
Physical Description: 1 photolithograph on paper ; visible image 43.5 x 77.2 cm.

Content/Description

Broad view of San Francisco with burned district outlined.

Marks/Inscriptions

Printed title (LC). Printed (below title): Burned district described by white line/ supplement to the Los Angeles Examiner, May 27, 1906; (LR): copyright, 1906, by Geo. R. Lawrence Co., Chicago.
 

California Pioneers of 1849 BANC PIC 19xx.500:033--FR

Creator/Collector: Howe, Charles E. R.
Physical Description: 1 photograph and letter press mounted on canvas : highlighted with charcoal and white chalk ; visible image 146.5 x 100 cm.

Content/Description

Portrait heads of 556 persons, including members of Charles E.R. Howe's family. Legend with names of sitters along bottom edge.

Marks/Inscriptions

Printed title (LC). Printed in image (C): [...] All photographs / on this plate are those of / California Pioneers / [...] / and their children / [signed] Chas. E. R. Howe / [...] Oct. 24, 1849 / Compilator.
 

The Associated Pioneers of the Territorial Days of California BANC PIC 19xx.500:034--FR

Creator/Collector: Unknown
Physical Description: 1 photograph : albumen ; image 21.2 x 56.5 cm on mount.

Content/Description

Large composite group portrait of the associated pioneers including an image of General John A. Sutter in center and a large California bear flag on wall. The Association was established on Feb. 11, 1875; Sutter served as President in 1879.

Marks/Inscriptions

Title on plaque (in image). Numbered legend to members in portrait (lower margin).
 

[Landscape] BANC PIC 19xx.500:036--FR

Creator/Collector: Unknown (Payne?)
Physical Description: 1 painting on academy board : oil ; 23.4 x 30.5 cm.

Content/Description

View of lake or stream with trees along shore and mountains in distance.

Marks/Inscriptions

Partial manufacturer's label on verso of board.
 

[Joseph Bryant Crockett, Jr.] BANC PIC 19xx.500:038--FR

Creator/Collector: Unknown
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 75.5 x 62.8 cm.

Content/Description

Half length portrait.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature (LL) : [illegible] Handwritten (verso of frame) : Crockett, Joseph Bryant, Jr.

Acquisition Information

(trans. from C-B 896)
 

[John LeConte] BANC PIC 19xx.500:039--FR

Creator/Collector: Unknown
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; 76 x 63.5 cm.

Content/Description

Bust portrait of Le Conte (1818-1891) wearing academic robe.
 

[George Bancroft] BANC PIC 19xx.500:040--FR

Creator/Collector: Richter, Gustav
Physical Description: 1 photograph (of painting): silver gelatin ; visible image 47.5 x 32.9 cm, accompanying note 21.7 x 10.3 cm.

Content/Description

Three-quarter length seated portrait of bearded man holding a book.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature (reproduced in image LR): Gustav Richter. Blind stamp (image LR): Photogh Patsche / Berlin / Gesellschaft. Accompanying note (LC on mat): Dear Senator / except this shadow of an / old man in testimony of / sincere respect and regard / Geo. Bancroft / Oct. 5. 80. / 27 April 1881-. Copy of letter from Mr. Ralph M. Dyar to Mrs. Eleanor Bancroft regarding donation of picture (of George Bancroft).

General Administrative Note

(unable to verify in donor files)(?)
 

[Lucy Howe Bancroft] BANC PIC 19xx.500:041--FR

Creator/Collector: Haus, L.
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible oval image 74 x 61.2 cm.

Content/Description

Half length portrait of an elderly woman wearing a white lace bonnet and a black lace shawl and collar, seated in a decorative chair. A brooch at her neck bears the years 1822-1872. Lucy Damaris (Howe) Bancroft (1799-1882) was the mother of Hubert Howe Bancroft and wife of Azariah Ashley Bancroft, whose portrait is the companion piece to this one. The portraits were possibly made in commemoration of the celebration of their fiftieth wedding anniversary in 1872 (see xCS71.B2).

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature (LL): L. Haus. Title (plaque on frame, LC): Lucy Howe Bancroft. Inventory stamp (verso): Oct. 1951 (#794).
 

[Azariah Ashley Bancroft] BANC PIC 19xx.500:042--FR

Creator/Collector: Haus, L.
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible oval image 73.3 x 61 cm.

Content/Description

Half-length portrait of man with a cane seated in a decorative chair. Azariah Ashley Bancroft was father of Hubert Howe Bancroft and husband of Lucy Damaris (Howe) Bancroft (1799-1882), whose portrait is the companion piece to this one. The portraits were possibly made in commemoration of the celebration of their fiftieth wedding anniversary in 1872 (see xCS71.B2).

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature (LR): L. Haus. Handwritten (verso stretcher): [P.C. Davis / Oakland / Paid]. Title from plaque on frame (LC). Inventory stamp (verso): Oct. 1951 (#793).
 

[Washington Bartlett] BANC PIC 19xx.500:043--FR

Creator/Collector: Unknown
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; 76.2 x 63.5 cm.

Content/Description

Bust portrait.
 

Sheridan Downey BANC PIC 19xx.500:044--FR

Creator/Collector: Unknown (Payne?)
Physical Description: 1 sculptural relief : copper, ink, and silver paint ; visible image 39.5 x 28.8 cm.

Content/Description

Half length seated portrait of Downey writing at desk.

Marks/Inscriptions

Relief signature and date (LL): H. L. Moore / - 1940 - / W. W. V. Relief title (LC). Relief (LR): Compliments of / Veterans N. M. H. Calif. / and C. L. Davison.
 

Ist California Regiment Flag BANC PIC 19xx.500:045--FR

Creator/Collector: Unknown
Physical Description: 1 item : embroidered flag with gold braid. ; 50.1 x 56 cm.

Marks/Inscriptions

Hand written note (verso): R E 1st Cal Regt. flag / George Stammerjohan / State dept. of Parks and Rep. / Sacto / an expert on this sort of thing per / Harry Morrison / 10-10-91 / ASB / also TBL book chain of command.
 

Items from: The John Bevens Bohnett, Ruth Evans Bohnett, Joan Evans Bohnett, and Barbara L. Bohnett collection of family photographs BANC PIC 2000.027

 

Portraits of Tamer Ione Barker Bohnett & Joseph Bohnett BANC PIC 2000.027:12--FR

Creator/Collector: Unknown
Physical Description: 1 photograph with charcoal retouching ; visible image 34.8 x 44.7 cm.

Content/Description

Half length portrait of seated man with woman standing behind him.

Marks/Inscriptions

Label (verso) : Tamer Ione / Barker Bohnett / & Joseph Bohnett / 1855-1920 / 1848-1935 / John Bevens Bohnett's / Grandparents.
 

Portrait of Tamer Ione Barker Bohnett BANC PIC 2000.027:13--FR

Creator/Collector: Unknown
Physical Description: 1 photograph with charcoal and white chalk retouching ; visible image 39.8 x 49.6 cm.

Content/Description

Bust length of young girl wearing earrings.

Marks/Inscriptions

Label (verso): Tamer Ione Barker Bohnett / L.D. Bohnett's / mother / John B. Bohnett's / Grandmother.
 

Selections: Portraits of individuals connected with the University of California UARC PIC 13

 

[Hallidie, Andrew Smith] UARC PIC 1300A:01

Creator/Collector: Beecher, Harriet Foster, 1854-1915
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 75.5 x 65.5 cm.

Content/Description

Half length seated portrait.

Marks/Inscriptions

Incised signature and date (LR): Harriet Foster Beecher 1901. Handwritten (verso of frame): IS [15?] in notation. Label (UL verso): Loaned to Office of the Chancellor 30 October 1980; (Label tied to frame): 271 (inventory of 1951).

Exhibition/Loan History

Loaned to Chancellor's office, 10/30/80; retd 1/16/85. Information Hall 10/95.

Acquisition Information

"Acquired probably by subscription 1901" according to card in art object inventory card file.
 

[Tompkins, Edward] UARC PIC 1300A:02

Creator/Collector: Cogswell, W
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible dome top image 115.5 x 90 cm.

Content/Description

Three-quarter length seated portrait of Tompkins (1815-1872) in upholstered chair holding Register of the University of California, [Oakland?]. Landscape vista beyond column to left. A gift from Tompkins established the Agassiy Professorship of Oriental Languages and Literature in 1872.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature and date (LR): W. Cogswell / 1872. Handwritten (canvas verso): Edwd Tompkins / 1872. Manufacturer's stamp (canvas verso) from Snow & Roos Picture frames. Stamp (canvas verso, stretcher, and frame) Inventory October 1951 (#265). Handwritten (UL verso of frame): 9 in rotation / 2 on face / 6 inches from [rail?].

Exhibition/Loan History

Information Hall 10/95.

Acquisition Information

#265 in inventory of 1951.

General Administrative Note

Transferred from Hearst storage in 1973/.[sic]
 

[Haight, Henry Huntley] UARC PIC 1300A:03

Creator/Collector: Cogswell, W
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible dome top image 125.1 x 99.8 cm.

Content/Description

Three-quarter length standing portrait of Haight (1825-1878) with one arm behind back and the other resting on a draped plinth.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature and date (LR): W. Cogswell / 1878. Plaque (LC on frame): Henry Huntley Haight / 1825-1878 / Governor of California / 1868-1871 / 7. Stamp (canvas verso and stretcher) Inventory October 1951 (#263) . Handwritten stretcher (UC): 16 in rotation / 6 on face ; (frame verso): 10; 9.

Exhibition/Loan History

Information Hall 10/95.

Acquisition Information

#263 in inventory of 1951.

General Administrative Note

Transferred from Hearst storage in 1973.

Acquisition Information

Gift of [several?] gentlemen, 1878.
 

[LeConte, Joseph] UARC PIC 1300A:05

Creator/Collector: Keith, William, 1838-1911
Physical Description: 1 painting on canvas : oil ; 75 x 62.5 cm.

Content/Description

Half length portrait.

Marks/Inscriptions

Painted signature and date (LR): W. Keith / S.F. / 1881.

Exhibition/Loan History

Transferred to California Hall May 4, 1987.

General Administrative Note

Restored late 1970s (?), funds donated by Le Conte Family.

Acquisition Information

Acquired probably by subscription, 1887.

Processing Information

Previously marked BANC PIC 19xx.123--FR.

General Administrative Note

#274 in inventory of 1951.
 

[Le Conte, Joseph] UARC PIC 1300A:04

Creator/Collector: Unknown
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 70.2 cm x 54.8 cm.

Content/Description

Bust length portrait of Le Conte (1823-1901), professor of geology and noted evolutionist.

Marks/Inscriptions

Handwritten (verso of stretcher): #684.

General Administrative Note

Transferred from the Geology Department (via Margaret Gennaro), 7 December 1984.

Acquisition Information

#689 in inventory of 1951.
 

[Le Conte, John] UARC PIC 1300A:06

Creator/Collector: Lussier
Physical Description: 1 painting : oil ; visible image 121.3 x 91 cm.

Content/Description

Three-quarter length portrait of LeConte wearing an academic robe seated in a carved Gothic style wooden chair.

Marks/Inscriptions