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Richard Dey De Ribcowsky (1880-1936 Los Angeles, CA)

oil on canvas
30.25'' x 40''

  • Provenance: John A. McCormick, Chicago, IL, purchased directly from the artist for $400, 1934 (see original letters); by descent in the family to the present owners
  • Notes: A bound artist biography circa 1930 and an original letter dated May 12, 1934 from Richard Dey De Ribcowsky to purchaser John A. McCormick accompany the lot: My Dear Mr. McCormick- The history of the three paintings which you bought are as follows: 'California Redwood Giants' at Mariposa National Park are not far from Redwood City, Cal and very near the Yosemite Valley. Here yet you see a small Indian Reservation under the protection of the federal government. Some of these trees are over two hundred feet in height and over eight hundred years old, many of these trees were famous during the gold rush
  • Condition: Visual: Generally good condition with stable craquelure throughout. Two spots of white paint on the painted surface above the teepees. Blacklight: No evidence of restoration under blacklight. AS-IS. ALL SALES FINAL.

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