#7. Golden Gate. 18 x 33.5, oil on canvas, relined. "Gilbert Munger 1871" lower right.
Title comes from an old label on the back. The view is to the north across the entrance of San Francisco Bay from Point Lobos on the south side. (See map for details). This scene is repeated in paintings #246 and #280. The date suggests that it was painted in Munger's New York City studio. Sold at Richard Bourne, Hyannis MA, auction of 7 Aug 1973 for $1450 + premium to a private collection. IAP 98780014. QFD 23. See The Capital Image: Painters in Washington D.C. 1800-1915 by Cosentino & Glassie, Smithsonian Press, 1983, p. 115.
Image from owner's photo.
© Michael D. Schroeder 7 December 2013