[San Diego, CA]: c. 1925. Paperback. C. A. Fries was an early American Plein Air painter working mostly out of San Diego who "... carried the torch alone through the early years of art in San Diego. His works reflect nature in her happiest moods." Anderson, Los Angeles Times, 23 November 1938. Ref. Peterson, Martin E. "Second Nature : Four Early San Diego Landscape Painters" (1991) San Diego Museum of Art. A circa 1925 artist's sketchbook with tape-backed side stapled card covers, oblong 8vo (9-1/4 inches tall x 11-7/8 inches wide), pp. (unpaginated) 40 pages/partial pages or remnants [i.e. 20 leaves], some blank. Consisting of three graphite on paper architectural sketches completed and signed "C.A. Fries", two unsigned partially realized graphite on paper architectural sketches [perhaps work ups], one still life watercolor of fruit, also unsigned. Original tissue-guards still in place and now interleaved w. buffered archival tissue. Volume lacks upper cover, some leaves and tissue guards are missing, partially removed, trimmed or completely loose, one "C.A. Fries" signature just partially remaining, most leaves are variously toned, stained and/or brittle with small tears, some with large edge chips. Fair. Item #2837
Provenance : from C.A. Fries to one of his San Diego adult students, thence to her son and then his estate.
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