Cloud's Rest and Half Dome from near Glacier Point Hotel. Original oil on canvas. JAMES EVERETT STUART.

Cloud's Rest and Half Dome from near Glacier Point Hotel. Original oil on canvas. 1918. 8 x 12 inches. Signed, numbered and dated by Stuart in the lower left corner. On the back, as usual, Stuart has written all the relevant data for this painting, including its supposed retail price of it: "No. 2488. $500. Original Sketch. Tenaya Peak 10000 ft. el. in the distance. Cloud's Rest and Half Dome right in the middle distance. From near Glacier Point Hotel. Yosemite National Park, Cal. Painted Aug. 2, 1918. J. E. Stuart". James Everett Stuart began his art studies in San Francisco and studied at the San Francisco School of Design under R. D. Yelland and Virgil Williams. He became part of what is now called the San Francisco Art Boom of the 1870s, and from that time on he was a noted painter of the West Coast. His work ranged greatly in quality. James Everett Stuart painted over 5,000 pictures during his long art career, this fact known because beginning in 1900 he kept a journal of all of his work. Stuart paintings often have the location and price written on the back of the paintings; the price is usually very high, exorbitant even, and he would sell the art a a fraction of the price in times of need. Stuart was primarily a landscape artist who painted throughout the American West. His paintings are in the collections of the Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Alaska; the Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama; the Crocker Art Gallery, Sacramento; the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman, Oklahoma; the Golden Gate Park Museum, San Francisco; the Hearst Art Gallery, St. Mary’s College, Moraga, California; the Joslyn Memorial Art Gallery, Omaha, Nebraska; the Kalamazoo Art Association, Michigan; the Los Angeles Museum of History and Science; the Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos, New Mexico; the Museum of Art at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah; the Oregon Historical Society, Portland; the Southwest Museum, Los Angeles; the University of Southern California, Los Angeles; the University of Alaska Museum of the North; and the Washington State Historical Museum. Fine condition. In a contemporary frame with mild wear. (#164823).

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