Lot 254 of 364:
Etching, “Center of Chinatown, San Francisco", 1930s  

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Estimate:
$250 - $350

Title:
Etching, “The Center of Chinatown, San Francisco”
Author:
Wilke, William H.
Place:
[San Francisco]
Publisher:
Date:
c.1935
Description:

Signed and titled by Wilke in pencil in lower margin. 7.5 x 12” image in 9.5 x 13.5” (visible) mat and 11.5 x 15.5” gilt frame, under glass.

Born and educated in San Francisco, Wilke studied art in Paris before returning to his hometown to become a gold and silver designer for Shreve’s – at the same time, working with John Henry Nash in the 1920s and '30s to illustrate and design fine press limited editions of the works of Pope, Gray, Goldsmith, Dryden, Browning and Robert Louis Stevenson as well as Californiana imprints, including memoirs of William Randolph Hearst’s parents. He was still doing occasional book design up to his death in 1958.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Some rubbing to frame; very good.
 
Item number:
276267
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