Creator Nationality

American

Creator Life Dates

1809-1883

Creation Date

1860

Description

This engraving depicts a panoramic view of San Francisco and the surrounding landscape. Grassy hills with tents, campfires, and working class figures lay in the foreground, while some figures seeming to be moving towards the city. A large body of water full of sailboats lies to the left. In the background, rows of simple houses fade into a small mountain in the distance.

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Provenance

From a sketch by George W. Casilear (1811-1893); after lithograph: "The Port of San Francisco," ca. 1852

Medium

Engraving

Dimensions

8.5 x 5.25, 9 x 5.8 (in frame)

Catalogue Number

2015.05

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