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#106. El Capitan in a Gathering Storm.21.5 x 31, oil on canvas, relined. "Gilbert Munger 1876" lower right. Looking east from the valley floor along the Merced River. Sold by Kennedy Galleries, New York, in 1987 as Yosemite Valley, California 1876. In the Grupp Archive, Sunnyvale, CA, in 1999. Did not sell at the Bonhams, CA, California and Western Paintings auction of 11 April 2017, lot 6, with an estimate of $40,000 to $60,000. Subsequently offered by William A. Karges Fine Art of Carmel, CA. Also in a Karges email ad February 2022. The same pale white treatment of El Capitan appears in paintings #185 and #200. In The Kennedy Quarterly, June 1966, p.69. Image from author's photo.
© Michael D. Schroeder 1 Sep 1999; Updated 17 Apr 2017.