Catalog Archive
Auction 191, Lot 251

"Bay von San Francisco [with additional title] St. Francisco. Der Hafen", Hildebrandt, E.

Subject: San Francisco, California

Period: 1864 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

14.9 x 9.7 inches
37.8 x 24.6 cm
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This gorgeous chromolithograph of the San Francisco Bay was published in Berlin by R. Wagner. It presents a tranquil scene with several boats anchored in calm water, Yerba Buena Island in the baciground, and a setting sun in the distance. The chromolithograph is based on a watercolor by German artist Eduard Hildebrandt (1818-68). Hildebrandt took a trip around the world from 1860 to 1862 and chronicled his adventures with a series of stunning watercolors. Wagner published a collection of these as chromolithographs in 1864. The originals were exhibited a few years later at London's Crystal Palace. Mounted on a backing board, as issued, with publisher's imprint on verso.

References: Reps (Views) #299.

Condition: A

The image is clean and bright. There is some light soiling mostly along the edges of the backing board.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $400

Closed on 2/8/2023