#7. Golden Gate. 18 x 33.5, oil on canvas, relined. "Gilbert Munger 1871" lower right. Title comes from an old label on the back. The view is to the north across the entrance of San Francisco Bay from Point Lobos on the south side. See this map for location details and this park service page for a current photo plus the history of the foreground cove. This scene is repeated in paintings #246 and #280. The date suggests that it was painted in Munger's New York City studio. Consigned by William Young, owner of Post Road Antiques, Larchmont NY, and author of the book American Painters and Sculptors, to the Richard Bourne, Hyannis MA, auction of 7 Aug 1973 where it sold for $1,450 + premium to a private collection. IAP 98780014. QFD Pl.23. Tweed 2003 Exhibition n.22. See The Capital Image: Painters in Washington, D.C., 1800-1915 by Cosentino & Glassie, Smithsonian Press, 1983, p.115. Image from owner's photo.
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