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View of Yosemite Valley and Illuminated Certificates of Membership, (graphics)

Artist:
Nahl Brothers
Medium:
Lithograph
Type:
Graphic arts
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. [not numbered]
Lithograph. 1st premium. Pl. $20. [P. 192.] Engraving on Stone.--Nahl Brothers, San Francisco--first permium. "View of Yosemite Valley and Illuminated Certificates of Membership of Society of California Pioneers, and of the Agricultural, Horticultural, and Mechanics' Society." Of all the auxiliaries in training the popular taste to that true and critical appreciation of art, without which, sculpture, painting, and architecture, must languish in obscurity, none other can compare in point of facility in its capacities with lithography. . . . Unfortunately, as is freely assumed in our state, it would seem that the diffusion of true art-culture has not yet reached that point at which the highest efforts at skill become the most lucrative to the artist; consequently, taste and propriety are so often outraged by mawkish caricatures, bald and blotched maps with city views, etc. sooty scenery--indeed anything that will pay. This policy is surely short-sighted, except from hand-to-mouth living, and we are glad to see that the Messrs. Nahl are turning their attention to this most important branch of engraving. The works they have already executed possess much merit, and exhibit to a considerable degree, that peculiar artistic delicacy of touch, which may be made to tell so effectively in this beautiful art. . . . [P. 282.]
Transactions of the State Agricultural Society.
Artist address: San Francisco.
Topic:
Landscape--Valley--Yosemite Valley
Landscape--California--Yosemite
Western
Object--Written Matter--Certificate
Control number:
AECI 02610095
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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