Rustic Bridge in Lucas Valley - Marin Co. by Nicholas Dunphy

Rustic Bridge in Lucas Valley - Marin Co. by Nicholas Dunphy

Rustic Bridge in Lucas Valley - Marin Co.

Nicholas Dunphy

Title

Rustic Bridge in Lucas Valley - Marin Co.

 
Artist
Year
c. 1935  
Technique
etching 
Image Size
7 7/16 x 9 5/8" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
not stated 
Annotations
pencil titled 
Reference
Library of Congress ascession number FP - XX - D897, no. 1 (A size) [P&P] 
Paper
antique-white wove with watermark of monogrammed letters CPO within oval shape, lower left 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
21710 
Price
$425.00 
Description

San Francisco Bay Area printmaker Nicholas Dunphy went north of the Bay Bridge, to Marin County for this subject, an old bridge in Lucas Valley, possibly over Miller Creek which drained into San Pablo Bay, a part of San Francisco Bay.

Lucas Valley was part of the Rancho San Pedro, Santa Margarita y Las Gallinas grant, a parcel of 21,678.69 acres awarded to Timothy (Don Timoteo) Murphy on February 14, 1844. John Lucas inherited the Santa Margarita rancho (which included Lucas Valley) in 1853.

In 1978, film director George Lucas began acquiring land in the area for his now famous Skywalker Ranch. However, Lucas Valley Road was named after the 19th-century rancher, who is not related to George Lucas.