Painting of San Francisco Earthquake and Fire

Very large unframed oil on canvas painting depicting San Francisco after the earthquake and during the fire with flames soaring from buildings against a night sky. Unsigned. Bears Sunburn, Vail & Co., Portland, Oregon label stretcher bars verso. Dimensions: 54"h x 78"w. Weight 16 lbs. Please arrange pickup. Two shippers we recommend are: CCC Transport: corlancartage@gmail.com (920) 450-5027 for out of state. And Delbert McCrea (831) 566-6088 for within CA.

Provenance:Private Collection in Portland Oregon


Canvas is worn and in some areas tattered around edges. There are 2 scrapes in the main body of the painting both are pictured. Many, though not all of the original nails that held the canvas to the stretcher are replaced with staples. Please see photos.

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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