A65.98

On the Way to the Summit (The Donner Party) ((The Donner Party))
c. 1891
24 in HIGH x 18.25 in WIDE
(60.96 cm HIGH x 46.35 cm WIDE)
The Oakland Museum Kahn Collection
A65.98

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BR: GAUL
Verso (label): THIS DRAWING IS THE PROPERTY OF/THE CENTURY CO./33 EAST 17TH ST., NEW YORK/TITLE: ON THE WAY TO THE/SUMMIT/ARTIST: GILBERT GAUL/MEDIUM: OIL/PUBLISHED IN THE CENTURY MAGAZINE, FOR JULY 1891.

APPROXIMATE DATE: 1891 NOTES: Arkelian, Marjorie. The Kahn Collection of Nineteenth-Century Paintings by Artists in California. TOM. 1975, p. 25. The 49ers. N.Y.: Time-Life Books, 1974. ARTIST BIRTH: 1855 ARTIST DEATH: 1919

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