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JO MORA (1876-1947)
CALIFORNIA / THE EL DORADO. 1927.
35 1/2x28 inches, 90 1/4x71 cm. A.M. Robertson, San Francisco. Condition A / A-: minor overpainting in margins; slight darkening at lower right edge.
Mora was a prominent California artist of Uruguayan heritage who was well-known as a cartoonist, painter, cartographer, illustrator, photographer and sculptor. In 1998 the Monterey Museum of Art held an exhibition of his work, which they described as follows: "Apart from its artistic merits, Mora's work is valued for its historical significance. As an astute observer, Mora created art that eloquently and accurately described the western land and way of life he admired, whether his subject was vaqueros, Hopi katsina figures, the Arizona landscape, turn-of-the-century Yosemite, or the California missions." This is the rare first state.