An early oil on canvas painting, 10 1/4" by 8 1/2", unframed, unsigned, featuring a nocturne moonlight view of Mission Delores in San Francisco. At the time the landmark was a popular subject for artists. Manuel Valencia was apparently fond of painting it as it appears in a number of his works. This example is in displayable condition, though the painting is soiled, and canvas is lumpy/uneven since it is splitting at two of the tacking edges, as shown, and the varnish is missing in many portions. It can be framed and enjoyed as the old historical painting it is, or restored.
Early California art circa 1890's moonlight nocturne painting of Mission Delores in San Francisco