San Francisco beach beyond Fort Point signed 'Bierstadt' (lower right) and inscribed 'S.F. Beach Beyond Fort 1871' (on reverse of the board) oil on paper affixed to board 16 x 21 3/4in
PROVENANCE: Collection of Irving Benni, New York, New York Thence by descent to the present owner
The painting is accompanied by a letter from the artist which reads:
New York Feb 7th, 1861 Irving Benni Esq. Dear Irv, I have just returned from Boston and hasten to acknowledge the receipt of $50. which I find here for me. I am glad the picture is liked and will paint you a companion to it if you will find a purchaser for my Capri picture. Hoping to hear of your successfull[sic] exhibition. I remain truly yours. Albert Bierstadt
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