Lake Temescal
20 in HIGH x 30 in WIDE
(50.80 cm HIGH x 76.20 cm WIDE)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Logan

TOM. Director's Ofc. 1982.

APPROXIMATE DATE: 1890 ARTIST BIRTH: 1843; ARTIST DEATH: 1899 Exhibition Label: "Scene in Oakland", Oakland Museum of California March 9 - August 25, 2002 36. John Herbert Evelyn Partington (1843-1899) Lake Temescal, 1890 Oil on canvas Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Logan In 1868 a dam was constructed on Temescal Creek creating Lake Temescal, a reservoir for Oakland's first municipal water supply. The earth dam was dug manually and was packed down by horses driven over it repeatedly. Pipes carried water to people's homes that had previously depended upon their own wells. It was on the banks of Lake Temescal that the immigrant English artist J.H.E. Partington lived in a tent with his family, upon their arrival in Oakland in 1889. In 1891 he established the Partington School of Art in San Francisco along with his son Richard L. Partington.
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