Ink on tan paper drawing measuring 9 1/2" by 15 1/4", 19 1/4" by 24" framed (no glass presently), titled on backing on a tattered Midtown Gallery, New York (important mid century art gallery there) "Under the Bridge". This is a drawing from under the Oakland Bay Bridge on the San Francisco waterfront, the Golden Gate Bridge to Marin County appearing small in the distance. Some of the buildings along the waterfront, such as the iconic Ferry Terminal, are visible. Kingman was one of the most important American watercolor artists of the twentieth century. California born of Chinese ancestry, he traveled widely both in and outside the US, and today his works are coveted from Hong Kong to New York and beyond, the most elaborate works bringing many thousands at major auctions. This sketch of a well known landmark will evoke many memories among San Franciscans and visitor alike. The thin paper is rumpled when viewed at an angle; I think the photos tend to accentuate that rumpling. The drawing is taped at two edges on the reverse side but is not laid down. See the net for more on the artist and his important contribution to twentieth century California art.
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