'Chinatown San Francisco at Twilight', French School (circa 1950s)
'Chinatown San Francisco at Twilight', ink and gouache, diptych on card stock, French School (circa 1950s). This artwork was discovered in Paris, France. The unnamed artist skilfully captured that magical moment at dusk when light is at its most beautiful. The scene is Chinatown, San Francisco in the 1950s. The Far East Café, depicted in this artwork was established in 1920. It is the oldest banquet-style Chinese restaurant in the city. Of course, Chinese cuisine in large cities in America has since moved on from the chop suey and chow mein era of the 60s, into the more refined one of today, enticing more sophisticated diners with dishes from Beijing. Notwithstanding all that, your fortune cookie predicts you will soon be the owner of an artwork of unusual beauty and colour.
Created as a diptych, the fold in the centre of the artwork was flattened to portray the image as one. It is in overall fair condition, is newly framed with anti-reflective glass. The piece has recently been cleaned and partially restored by an art restoration professional. Please enjoy the many photos accompanying the listing. Upon request, a video will be provided.
Dimensions with frame:
H 41 cm / 16.1"
W 64 cm / 25.2"
Dimensions without frame:
H 24 cm / 9.4"
W 47 cm / 18.5"