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Charles Arthur Fries

(1854 -  1940 )
FRIES Charles Arthur A Southern California Homestead

Moran /Jan 27, 2016
920.73 - 1,381.09
803.60

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Charles Arthur Fries - In The San Diego River Gorge

Charles Arthur Fries - In The San Diego River Gorge

Original c.1919
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Lot number: 79
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Charles A. Fries (1854-1940) In the San Diego River Gorge signed 'C.A. Fries' (lower right), titled and inscribed '#697' (on the reverse of the original canvas) oil on canvas 27 3/4 x 36in overall: 36 x 44 1/2in Painted circa 1919 Footnotes Provenance Mr. Blandon, San Diego, California. Gift from the above to The University Club, San Diego, California. With Orr's Gallery, San Diego, California. Thomas Walcott Sefton, San Diego, California. Thence by descent to the present owner, San Diego, California. Literature Benjamin F. Dixon, ed., Too Late: The Picture and the Artist, A Tribute to the Dean, From the Archives of Artist Charles A. Fries and author Addie Davis Fries, His Wife, San Diego: Don Diego's Libreria, 1969, p. 79. The present work was documented in the artist's catalogue as no. 697. In his memoir, Charles A. Fries reminisces about various painting trips and recalls of the present work: "William Pierce, Hobby, myself, and another party camped in a little side canyon at the San Diego River Gorge. There was a beautiful spring there that only we knew of. I painted one canvas by climbing down in the steepest part of the Gorge."1 1 Denny Stone, ed., "Memories I have heard, seen, suffered and enjoyed," San Diego Historical Society Quarterly: The Journal of San Diego History, Vol. 47, No. 3, Summer 2001.
Charles Arthur Fries - Cliffs Of The Ragged Rocks

Charles Arthur Fries - Cliffs Of The Ragged Rocks

Original c.1930
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Lot number: 74
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Lot# 074 Charles Arthur Fries (1854-1940 San Diego, CA) ''Cliffs of the Ragged Rocks'', oil on canvas, 9'' H x 12'' W, circa 1930, signed lower right: C.A. Fries, titled and numbered verso: #1213. Exhibited: San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA, ''Second Nature: Four Early San Diego Landscape Painters'', 1991. Literature: ed. B.F. Dixon, ''Too Late: The Picture and the Artist: A Tribute to the Dean'', San Diego, CA, 1969, p. 92, no. 1213; M.E. Petersen, ''Second Nature: Four Early San Diego Landscape Painters'', San Diego, CA, 1991, pp. 79, 170, no. 21, illustrated. Note: A photocopy of the invoice from Mission Gallery, San Diego, CA, dated 4/24/98 accompanies the lot. Provenance: Horton L. Titus, Coronado, CA, acquired 1925; by descent to Helen B. Titus, 1933; Private Sale, California; Mission Gallery, San Diego, CA, acquired from the above, March 1998. Condition: Visual: Generally good condition. Stretcher bar crease along the left edge. Blacklight: No evidence of restoration under blacklight.
Charles Arthur Fries - Sunset And Evening Star

Charles Arthur Fries - Sunset And Evening Star

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Lot number: 241
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Lot# 241 (1854-1940 San Diego, CA) ''Sunset and Evening Star'', oil on canvas, 14.5'' H x 20'' Wsigned lower left: C.A. Fries, numbered, titled and with the artist's price code verso: #376. Literature: ed. B.F. Dixon, ''Too Late: The Picture and the Artist: A Tribute to the Dean'', San Diego, CA, 1969, p. 72, no. 376. Provenance: Miss Ellen Scripps, purchased from the artist; Private Collection, Arcadia, CA. Condition: Visual: Generally good condition. Craquelure throughout. Stretcher bar crease along the right edge. Blacklight: No evidence of restoration under blacklight.
Charles Arthur Fries - A Southern California Homestead

Charles Arthur Fries - A Southern California Homestead

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Lot number: 85
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Lot# 085 Charles Fries (1854-1940 San Diego, CA) ''A Southern California Homestead'', oil on canvas, 16'' H x 20'' W, signed lower right: C.A. Fries, titled, dated and numbered verso: Feb. 1933 / #1524. Literature: ed. B.F. Dixon, ''Too Late: The Picture and the Artist: A Tribute to the Dean'', San Diego, CA, 1969, p. 102, no. 1524. Note: According to the artist's note in his catalogue of paintings, Fries went to Indian wells and spent 6 days starting on November 20. The present landscape is the eighth painting listed from that visit. The piece was originally priced at $100. Provenance: sale: Carl Skinner, Jan. 8, 1942, acquired from the artist; Private Collection, Carlsbad, CA. Condition: Visual: Generally good condition. Craquelure scattered throughout, concentrated mainly in the sky upper right and upper center. Blacklight: No evidence of restoration under blacklight.
Charles Arthur Fries - The Sierra Nevada Mts. Near Lone Pine

Charles Arthur Fries - The Sierra Nevada Mts. Near Lone Pine

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Lot number: 46
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Lot# 046 Charles Arthur Fries (1854-1940 San Diego, CA) ''The Sierra Nevada Mts. Near Lone Pine'', oil on canvas, 18'' H x 24'' W, signed lower right: C.A. Fries, titled and numbered verso: 1468. Provenance: Private Collection, Los Angeles, CA. Condition: Visual: Generally good condition. Craquelure throughout. Blacklight: No evidence of restoration under blacklight.
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