Sketches In Southern California - [Drawn by P. Frenzeny]

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From Harper's Weekly Supplement May 18, 1878. Volume 22. Hand Colored Print of the mid-19th century rural California. 39.8 cm by 28.5 cm / 15.625 in by 11.25 inches. Matted: 19 by 16.5 inches.

Minor bump on right side corners. Print has bright colors with light expected age-toning. Left side (out of sight by matte) are tiny pin holes. Minor crease upper right corner also out of sight). Seven vignettes: Orange Orchard; Ruin San Luis Rey; Pala Mission; Indian Church Orchestra; The Last of the Franciscanos; Making Wine; Herding Hogs. There is text, hidden by matte below sketches. Printed on reverse which is page 404.

Paul Frenzeny was born in France in 1840. He is said to have joined the French cavalry in Mexico. He and Jules Tavernier were commissioned by the American magazine Harper's Weekly to Travel from the East Coast to the West Coast to capture illustrations of the as yet undisturbed West, starting in 1873 and reaching San Francisco in time for the magazine to print his pictures of California from 1876 onwards.

In this issue which he is well-known for, he drew Chinese field workers gathering in the grapes in the Napa Valley, using artistic license to show them treading the grapes with their feet, a technique then used in France but not in California.

Title: Sketches In Southern California - [Drawn by P. Frenzeny]

Author Name: [No Author]

Illustrator: Frenzeny, P. [Paul]

Categories: 19th CENTURY LITERATURE and WORKS, MATERIAL & POPULAR CULTURE, EPHEMERA, Maps, Prints, Art,

Publisher: New York, Harper's Weekly: 1878

Binding: No Binding

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: None Issued

Type: Book

Seller ID: 009573

Keywords: 18th-19th Century Subjects , Town Views - United States , California; Harper's Weekly; Travel Ephemera ,