The Cliff House and Sutro Park, San Francisco, California. Charles Graham.

The Cliff House and Sutro Park, San Francisco, California.

1887. New York: Harper's Weekly, April 30, 1887.

Wood engraving, 15.6 x 10.75 inches, hand-colored, matted to 25.25 x 20 inches.

§ An attractive hand-colored print showing a well-dressed crowd taking the air above Cliff House in San Francisco. The image shows the first house built on the site with statues ornamenting the plateau above. The sketch must have been taken after the purchase of the property by Adolph Sutro and the repairs necessitated by the explosion of January 16, 1887, when an abandoned schooner packed with 40 tons of dynamite ran aground on the rocks beneath the house.

Charles Graham (1852-1911) was an itinerant illustrator for Harper's & Brothers. He was the official artist of the 1893 Chicago World's Columbian Exposition. Item #123260

Price: $125.00

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