#270. Mount Tamalpais with a View of San Francisco Bay, CA. 24 x 42, oil on canvas relined. Not signed. This painting was bought unframed at a tag sale by Robert Hall Fine Arts on Long Island NY. It was acquired by Alexander Gallery in NYC which added a period frame, then at Gerald Peters Gallery in NYC in November 2010. It is being offered by the Santa Fe Art Auction at their 6 Nov 2021 sale, est $40,000 - 50,000.
Alfred Harrison of North Point Gallery, San Francisco, authenticated the painting as by Gilbert Munger. A well-known art restorer who has worked on many Mungers concurs. Most Munger paintings are signed, so the lack of a signature here is puzzling. The title may have come from the tag sale. The prospect is likely from the top of Mount Tamalpais in Marin County CA, just north of the Golden Gate, looking northwest towards the Pacific coast. Thus, a better title would be A Glimpse of the Pacific from Mt. Tamalpais. Munger painted in this area in the early 1870s. Image provided by Gerald Peters Gallery, NYC.
© Michael D. Schroeder 19 Dec 2012 Updated 20 Oct 2021