The Arguello Adobe
18 in HIGH x 24 in WIDE
(45.72 cm HIGH x 60.96 cm WIDE)

frame - wooden, carved, and gilded.
Orpha Klinker 38 - painted in BL corner
"Arquello Adobe / by / Orpha Klinker / 830 Cupitola Place Los Angeles, Calif." - written in graphite on wooden stretcher bar, TL

An oil painting on canvas contains a composition of an adobe in shades of pink and green. A trellis with square pillars supports green boughs across the composition from right to left. Behind the trellis, a large building with a peaked roof is visible with a tall triangular brick chimney along the outside wall at center. Potted plants appear at the base of the chimney, and lush green vegetation clings to the building's roof and the top of the chimney. A seating area is visible at right. A clear blue sky is visible in the background through the trellis at left and above the roofline of the building.

Didactic card written in calligraphic script with black ink, originally found tucked between frame and stretcher bars (see object file)The Arguello, AdobeLos Gatos, CaliforniaPainted by Orpha Klinker One of the earliest adobes of Santa Clara County - formerly the home of Don Luis Antonio Arguello and his descendants. Don Luis was the first commandante of the port of San Francisco. This adobe was originally erected for a Spanish Grandee of the De Anza Expedition, about 1776 or 1777 and was the first in that county. This end wing pictured is the original adobe built and is now owned by Mr. And Mrs. A.[E]. Rasch.

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