30 in HIGH x 45 in WIDE
(76.20 cm HIGH x 114.30 cm WIDE)
Gift of Mr. A. K. P. Harmon, Jr.

BR: Wm Hahn/San Francisco/1880
California Historical Society, 1969

Painting in oil of Lake Merritt, 1880. Painted on the premises by Wm. Hahn of San Francisco, California. Transferred to OAM 1962. Exhibition Label: "Scene in Oakland", Oakland Museum of California March 9 - August 25, 2002 18. William Hahn (1829-1887) Rural Scene by Lake Merritt, 1880 Oil on canvas Gift of Mr. A.K.P. Harmon, Jr. William Hahn's 1880 Rural Scene by Lake Merritt, a virtual portrait of the livestock, is likely to have been commissioned by Albion K.P. Harmon, Jr., the donor of the painting, who owned a large estate near Park Boulevard and 14th Street adjacent to a grazing meadow that extended to the southeast end of the lake near 18th Street. The father of the junior Harmon was a wealthy Oakland property owner, on the northwest end of the lake, who made his fortune in the mines during the Gold Rush. German born William Hahn was the leading painter of 19th century California scenes of everyday life.
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