(121.92 cm HIGH x 194.94 cm WIDE)
From the exhibition catalog "Tropical: Tropical Scenes by the 19th Century Painters of California," The Oakland Museum, Great Hall, Oct. 5 - Nov. 14, 1971, page 21:"...The mystery of "Tropical Landscape," a large oil painting now in the Kahn Collection of the Oakland Museum and displayed in this exhibition, has never been solved. When the museum acquired the painting, there were three horsemen dressed in casual Mexican riding costumes who disappeared in restoration. The four persons we now see-two men and two women, elaborately dressed-emerged as part of the original painting, but there are still only three horses. The emblematic shield of the United States is on the bridle of one of the horses."