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Virgil Macy Williams Charcoal and Gouache Drawing

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Hunter and Wild Ducks Over a Marshland, 1871
Charcoal and gouache drawing on paper
Monogrammed and dated to the lower left
Inscribed and titled to the verso

Virgil Macy Williams is an inspiring American artist known for his detailed classical style portrait, landscape, and genre painting and as one of the founders of the California School of Design in San Francisco. He studied at Brown University and trained as an artist under Daniel Huntington in New York. He moved to San Francisco in 1982 to open the Woodward Gardens art gallery and eventually settled in Boston where he taught drawing at Harvard University and the Boston School of Technology. Williams inspired many artist during his lifetime including, William Keith, Thomas Hill, and Samuel Marsden Brookes. Many of his work are currently housed at the Bancroft Library at the University of California Berkeley and the Silverado Museum in St. Helena, California.


- toning, discoloration, and minor warping to paper; minor tears to paper edges; toning to mat; inclusions to glass; stains and dirt residue to linen liner; scratches, dents, and chipping to frame.


35.0" W x 25.5" H x 1.25" D

- frame measures; visible image measures 18" W x 12.75" H.

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