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California Spring
California Spring
de Young
Gallery 26
Oil On Canvas
54 1/4 x 84 1/4 in. (137.8 x 214 cm)
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North America
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Presented to the City and County of San Francisco by Gordon Blanding

Exhibition History:

New York, National Academy of Design, Fiftieth Annual Exhibition of the National Academy of Design, 1875. Cat. no. 330, p. 22 [ref.: Gordon Hendricks monograph, p. 247].
Chicago, Chicago Interstate Industrial Exposition, 1875. Cat. no. 35, for sale $10,000.00 [ref.: Yarnell & Gerdts].
Philadelphia, Pa., United States Centennial Commission, International Exhibition, 1876. Cat. no. 973, p. 43.
Santa Barbara, Calif., Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Albert Bierstadt 1830-1902, 5 Aug.–13 Sept. 1964. Intro. by Thomas W. Leavitt. Cat. no. 39, repr.
Fort Worth, Tex., Amon Carter Museum, ABierstadt, 27 Jan.–19 Mar. 1972 (Washington, D.C., Corcoran Gallery of Art, 2 Apr.–14 May 1972; New Bedford, Mass., The Whaling Museum, 28 May–5 July 1972; New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, 11 Sept.–5 Nov. 1972; Philadelphia, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 15 Nov.–3 Jan. 1973). Text by Gordon Hendricks. Cat. no. 70, pp. 35, 47.
Milwaukee, Wis., Milwaukee Art Center, From Foreign Shores: Three Centuries of Art by Foreign Born American Masters, 15 Oct.–28 Nov. 1976. Intro. by I. Michael Danoff. Cat. no. 14, p. 48, repr. p. 49.
Davis, Calif., Memorial Union Gallery and Richard L. Nelson Gallery, Univ. of California, Davis; Pence Gallery, Davis; and Woodland Art Center (Richard L. Nelson Gallery), Sacramento Valley Landscapes. 23 Apr.–1 June 1979. Exh. curator L. Price Amerson, Jr. Cat. no. 24, p. 57 repr. p. 14, pl. 12.
San Francisco, The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (M. H. de Young Memorial Museum), Albert Bierstadt: An observer of air, light and the feeling of a place, 3 Aug. 1985–6 Jan. 1986. Brochure text and checklist by Shelley Mills. Checklist not numbered.
San Francisco, The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Viewpoints III. California Landscapes, 3 Feb.–17 Apr. 1988. No checklist, repr.
Brooklyn, N.Y., The Brooklyn Museum, Albert Bierstadt: Art and Enterprise (Only venue San Francisco, The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco [M. H. dy Young Memorial Museum], 8 June–1 Sept. 1991). Cat. text by Nancy Anderson and Linda Ferber. No cat. no., pp. 68 note 167, 228, repr. p. 228.
San Francisco, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, American Accents: Visual Culture as History (Mobile, Ala., Gulf Coast Exploreum, 2 July 2002¬¬–5 Jan. 2003; Wilmington, Del., Winterthur Museum Garden and Library, 11 Oct. 2003–1 Feb. 2004; Charleston, W.Va., Charles M. Avampato Museum, 28 Feb.–30 May 2004; Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mex., [Sept. 2004–Feb. 2005?]).* Cat. by Daniell Cornell. Cat. no. 36, pp. 89, 121, repr. p. [88] (color). [*exh. organized by FAMSF but not shown there.]
San Francisco, Cal., Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Legion of Honor, Wild West: Plains to the Pacific, June 18 – September 11, 2016.