Watercolor on paper painting of the famed Monterey Peninsula's "Lone Cypress" on Carmel's present-day Seventeen Mile Drive, 6" by 8 3/4" (12" by 15" simply framed), signed at lower left corner by the well listed California artist EDWARD WILSON CURRIER (1857-1918). Currier was the son of a lithographer and nephew of Nathaniel Currier of Currier and Ives fame. Born in Ohio, he received art training in Chicago at the Academy of Fine Arts. By 1882 Currier was in San Francisco's "art block" near the site of today's Transamerica Pyramid. He painted in oil and watercolor, with subject matter including landscapes of Northern California and the Bay Area, San Francisco, still life, coastals and Chinatown scenes. Much of Currier's work was lost in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire aftermath. This example would be a fairly early depiction of the famous Monterey scene. It's in good condition. A better frame and matting would undoubtedly improve the presentation greatly. SEE HUNDREDS OF OTHER WORKS OF ART NOW IN MY SHOP.
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