ALAN RYALL MARINE ART

 

Stockton Channel ca. 1910

24x36 inches, oil on linen SOLD

During the California gold rush the Stockton deep-water channel was the jumping-off point for sailors and passengers headed for the gold belt south of Mokelumne, and the city later became a major shipping center for flour and other agricultural products of the Great Valley. This painting was based on historic black-and-white photographs in the archives of Stockton's Haggin Museum. Advice on the appearance of locomotives was provided by modeler Don Ball.

 

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