“City of San Francisco” by Eugene Camerer
Eugene Camerer (1830-1898)
City of San Francisco
San Francisco: Kuchel and Dresel, 1859
Size: 34” x 46”
Eugene Camerer was a painter born in Germany in 1830. Camerer traveled to the United States inthe 1840s, and traveled from New York to San Francisco in the early 1850s after the discovery ofgold. After an unsuccessful attempt at mining, Camerer moved to Stockton and worked as a signand portrait painter. Many of his views of California, including Stockton, Yosemite, Mt. Shasta, andthis view of San Francisco, were lithographed by the Kuchel and Dresel company in San Francisco.In 1860, he returned to Germany, and worked as a painter, printmaker and art teacher until hisdeath in 1898.
This view of a fast growing city of San Francisco is presented from Telegraph Hill lookingsouthward.Works by Camerer are held in the collections of the Oakland Museum, The Society of CaliforniaPioneers, the Haggin Museum (Stockton, CA) and the Amon Carter Museum (Fort Worth, TX).