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Richard Langtry Partington
19th C. Newspaper Illustration of Hiram H. Hobbs, Foreman of the Grand Jury 1898

1897

$636
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Historical late 19th century portrait of Hiram H. Hobbs, Foreman of the Grand Jury of San Francisco y Richard Langtry Partington (American, 1868-1929. This pen and ink drawing is the original for a newspaper illustration that appeared in The San Francisco Call on August 10, 1897, page 5. Titled on verso, "Hobbs - Foreman of the Grand Jury". Notes on verso regarding placement in the newspaper. Signed by the artist with a monogram lower right. Born in Stockport, England on Dec. 7, 1868. Partington was a member of a family of artists who played a lively part in the cultural life of the San Francisco Bay area. He immigrated to Oakland with his family in 1889. With his father he established the Partington Art School in San Francisco at 414 Pine Street across the hall from Wm Keith's studio. He also was a quick-sketch artist for the San Francisco Call and San Francisco Examiner at the turn of the century. When the fire of 1906 destroyed the school, he returned to Oakland as curator of the Piedmont Art Gallery. He became well known locally for his sensitive portraits. In 1916 he followed a portrait commission to Philadelphia and remained there until his death on June 3, 1929. Member: Athenian-Nile Club (Oakland). Exhibited: San Francisco Art Association, 1892-1900; Calif. Midwinter Int'l Expo, 1894; Calif. State Fair, 1894-95; Oakland Industrial Expo, 1896; Oakland Library, 1908; Berkeley AA, 1908; Alaska-Yukon Expo (Seattle), 1909; Bohemian Club, 1911-14; Calif. Artists, Golden Gate Park Museum, 1915. In: Oakland Museum.

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  • Creator
    Richard Langtry Partington (1868 - 1928)
  • Creation Year
    1897
  • Dimensions
    Height: 9 in. (22.86 cm)Width: 7 in. (17.78 cm)Depth: .25 in. (6.35 mm)
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  • Period
  • Condition
    Some age toning to paper, consistent with age and history. One tiny blemish/puncture to paper upper left (as shown in photos). New off white mat and foam core will be included 11' x 14".
  • Gallery Location
    Soquel, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: JT-71541stDibs: LU54210103682

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