Consigned to American Legacy Fine Arts by private collectors
The lower third of this landscape painting by Hanson Puthuff, created circa 1930, depicts the dry wash of the Arroyo Seco and the gently rolling green Verdugo foothills. In the middle ground are two Mediterranean-style homes barely visible as they are nestled among a grouping of trees. The buildings indicate the scale of the massive purple San Gabriel mountains in the distance. Many of Puthuff’s paintings depict the environs near his home in La Crescenta, west of La Cañada Flintridge, commonly known simply as La Cañada. The location is in the Verdugos region of Los Angeles County in the Crescenta Valley on the western edge of Southern California's San Gabriel Valley. Hanson Puthuff was a true plein air painter who completed his work outdoors rather than in the studio. La Cañada is the home of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Many of Puthuff’s paintings portray neighboring vistas prior to urban development.
Wood with gold gilt, made by Mayen & Olsen, dated "2004".
Remnant of a typewritten inventory tag reads: “560”, title, size, and a price of $250.00”
“Katherine Norris Fine Art” label
“American Legacy Fine Arts” label
“Near La Canada” in pencil on verso stretcher bar
Early California Masters: Paintings from the Katherine A. Norris Legacy Collection, American Legacy Fine Arts, Pasadena, California, November 12 - December 19, 2021
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