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El Capitan, Yosemite

Documentation Signed
Documentation Notes Signed and dated 1876 by the artist lower right
Origin United States, California
Period 19th Century
Materials Oil on canvas
W. 31 in; H. 21 in;
W. 78.74 cm; H. 53.34 cm;
Condition Good.
Creation Date 1876
Description Karges Fine Art is pleased to present a significant work by notable early landscape artist Gilbert Munger. This stunning panoramic view features Yosemite valley and the towering granite rock formation known as El Capitan. The foreground shows the swiftly moving waters of the Merced river as it rushes through the lush forest and leads the viewer's eye into the scene. The work has been recently cleaned, revealing the painting's rich, saturated colors and brilliant lighting effects.

Gilbert Munger was born in Madison, Wisconsin, in 1837. Munger began work as an engraver at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., at the young age of 14. Following service in the Civil War, Munger moved to San Francisco, where he traveled and painted in Carmel and Yosemite. From 1876-1893, Munger maintained a studio in Barbizon, France, where his works show the influence of Corot. Upon his return to the U.S., Munger lived the rest of his life in Washington, D.C., having earned fame as a classical landscape artist.
Styles / Movements California School, Impressionism, Realism
Dealer Reference Number 8608
Incollect Reference Number 410007
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