Happy Valley (Marin) by Nicholas Dunphy

Happy Valley (Marin) by Nicholas Dunphy

Happy Valley (Marin)

Nicholas Dunphy

Title

Happy Valley (Marin)

 
Artist
Year
1942  
Technique
etching 
Image Size
5 7/8 x 10" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
not stated 
Annotations
pencil titled, lower left 
Reference
FAMSF accession number 1963.30.25175 
Paper
cream vellum 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
21711 
Price
$350.00 
Description

When Nicholas Dunphy did this etching in 1942 Happy Valley, now part of San Rafeal, California, was mainly a dairy. Roberts Dairy, located in Happy Valley, which is now the Montecito neighborhood in San Rafael, was a prominent Marin County dairy. It was founded by pioneer resident Rachel Armstrong Roberts, who started her business with two Jersey cows in 1898. Through her energetic work, the dairy grew to over a thousand cows in 1943.

Dunphy views Happy Valley from up in the hills of Marin county, looking down the valley toward the San Rafael - San Francisco Bay.