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Manuel Valencia (American 1856-1935) Large Original Oil - 26.5"H x 42"W- in numerous Museums-Well listed -High auction & galley prices!!

Regular price $2,900.00 USD
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Large Original Oil Painting by famous American artist Manuel Valencia (1856 - 1935). Stunning tonalist style painting on canvas depicts Bucolic California River landscape scene. Manuel Valencia is widely recognized for Tonalism artistic style capturing both mood and detail in his landscapes forms with an overall tone of colored atmosphere or mist. Examples of his work are held by numerous museums: California State Library; Orange County (CA) Museum; San Jose Historical Museum; Nevada Museum; California Historical Society; State Capitol (Sacramento); Oakland Museum. He achieved increasing recognition after President McKinley purchased a painting of Yosemite. This much thought artist sells for high auction prices (excess of $17,000) worldwide including Sotheby's Auction house. Painting signed at lower left and comes with substantial gilded frame and in overall nice condition. Much thought-after artist- Painting shows artist skilled technique very collectible work. Signature: Signed lower left Titled: River landscape Medium: Oil on stretch canvas Size: c 26.5" (67.31 cm) Height X 42" (106.68 cm) Wide including frame c 20" (50.8 cm) Height X 36" (91.44 cm) Wide unframed Condition: Very nice no paint loss (has 2 old patches on verso) Free domestic shipping! Returns & exchanges: Returns accepted within 30 days of the purchase of the item. However, the buyer is responsible for shipping the item back to us and that cost will not be refunded. We will refund your money for the item as soon as we receive the item back. Please send the item back to us with tracking. About the artist: Manuel VALENCIA 1856 - 1935 Manuel Valencia was born in Marin County, California on October 30, 1856 on the family hacienda called Rancho San Jose (now Hamilton Field). A member of one of California's earliest families, Manuel was named for his grandfather who came to California with the Anza party in 1774 and became administrator of the Presidio in San Francisco. The Valencias were given many land grants in the San Francisco Bay area and a street near Mission Dolores is named in honor of the family. Manuel attended Santa Clara College and then established a studio in San Francisco. He began painting while quite young and remained a self-taught artist except for a few lessons locally with Jules Tavernier and in Mexico City. The earthquake and fire in 1906 caused the Valencias to move down the peninsula to San Jose; however, he commuted daily to his San Francisco studio and worked as a staff artist for the Chronicle and as an illustrator for the Salvation Army newspaper. Following an operation, he died in Sacramento on July 6, 1935. His ashes were scattered on Mount Tamalpais. A prolific painter, Valencia is best known for his landscapes and historic scenes of northern California which often include adobes, missions, and pueblos. Works held: California State Library; Orange County (CA) Museum; San Jose Historical Museum; Nevada Museum; California Historical Society; State Capitol (Sacramento); Oakland Museum; Huntington Art Gallery (San Marino); Bohemian Club.