Landscape of a house at 666 The Alameda in Berkeley, California Attributed to Kate Chandler Thompson (American, 1870-1948). Signed "Kate Thompson" in the lower right corner. Dated "June 2, 1882" in the lower right corner, below the rabbet. On verso
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Kate Chandler Thompson
House on The Alameda, San Jose

1882

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Landscape of a house at 666 The Alameda in Berkeley, California Attributed to Kate Chandler Thompson (American, 1870-1948). Signed "Kate Thompson" in the lower right corner. Dated "June 2, 1882" in the lower right corner, below the rabbet. On verso is written "C. Boettcher 666 - The Alameda, Berk (for Berkeley)" Note: Mrs. C Boettcher lived in Berkeley in 1907. Presented in a vintage wood frame. Image size: 10"H x 9"W Born in San Francisco, CA on Aug. 6, 1870, Kate Chandler Thomson (Thompson) was the daughter of Lucius Thomson who was a partner of George C. Shreve, a jeweler. She studied art locally during the early 1880s and exhibited at the Mechanics institute in 1885 and established a studio in San Francisco at 932 Sutter Street. She was active in the art scene in both San Francisco and San Diego until 1914. Just before the outbreak of WWI, she moved to a studio in Paris. While there, she helped manage a bureau for the reception of refugees until the armistice. After the war, she moved to London where she illustrated for Selborne Magazine and other English periodicals. Her exhibition in London in 1932 was a great success with a sale to Queen Mary. She became well known in London for her watercolors of floral miniatures, portraits, and scenes of Paris, Rome, and London. After surviving the bombings in London during WWII, Thomson returned to California in 1946 and died in Mill Valley on March 28, 1948. Member: San Francisco Art Association; Sketch Club of San Francisco; Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts; Royal Society of Miniature Painters (vice-pres.). Exhibitions: Mechanics' Institute, 1885-99; San Francisco Art Association, 1889-1904; Oakland Art Fund, 1905; Sketch Club, 1906; Walker's Gallery (London), 1932 (solo); United Artists, Royal Academy of Arts, 1942; Studio 12 (SF), 1948 (solo); St Helena (CA) Library, 1987 (retrospective). Collections: Royal Society of Arts; Royal Watercolor Society; Imperial War Museum; Chichester Cathedral; Victoria and Albert Library Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940" Interview with the artist or his/her family.

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  • Artist
    Kate Chandler Thompson (1870 - 1948, American)
  • Creation Year
    1882
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Condition
    Fair
  • Condition Details
    Tonal ageing to paper, as expected for a piece of this age
  • Period
  • Dimensions
    H 11.63 in. x W 10.63 in. x D 0.75 in.H 29.55 cm x W 27.01 cm x D 1.91 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Soquel, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU5425308471
  • Seller Reference Number
    DBH6019
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