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Oil Painting View of "Sacramento Valley", (painting)

Artist:
Bush, Norton
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. [not numbered]
Second best Landscape in Oil.--To Norton Bush, of San Francisco--second premium. Subject--"California scenery." This picture affords a very correct type of the valleys lying between the Coast Range Mountains and the Pacific. The treatment of the subject, with the particular view representing the peculiar atmospheric effect, the thin vail of mist which spreads over our scenery during the summer and fall, reflects great credit upon the author . . . . Although the color and tones of the picture are harmonious, they are not, however, truthful to nature. The perspective is fine, but the greens of the middle distance are too slaty, and therefore, too cold, and the color of the weeds and grasses on the rocks and in the foreground, although better, are of too vivid a color for California in the dry season, which the rendering of the subject indicates. . . . The picture represents a view in the interior, and the rock-forms in the foreground bear the semblance of having been subjected to the action of water, like those of the sea-coast, being rounded and indented. Rocks of the interior, . . . [are] not smooth and rounded. . . . A closer observance of nature and a more diligent study of the collateral branches of the arduous profession to which his ambition aspires, will not fail . . . to give Mr. Bush high rank among our landscapists. [P. 208.]
Transactions of the State Agricultural Society.
Artist nationality: Amateur.
Artist address: San Francisco, California.
Topic:
Landscape--California--Sacramento
Landscape--Valley--Sacramento Valley
Landscape--Mountain--Coast Range Mountains
Western
Landscape--Weather--Fog
Control number:
AECI 02620026
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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