A view of Santa Barbara unsigned oil on canvas affixed to board 18 x 30in overall: 22 1/4 x 34 1/4in
PROVENANCE: Gift from the artist Thence by descent to the present owner
The ranch in the foreground belonged to the Webster family, circa 1875. The Websters were cousins of the artist. Ford stayed with the family upon his arrival from Chicago following a devastating fire at his studio, which destroyed much of his work. Ford painted this work as a wedding gift to his cousin and his new bride.