Ransome's Quarry by William Seltzer Rice

Ransomes Quarry by William Seltzer Rice

Ransome's Quarry

William Seltzer Rice

Title

Ransome's Quarry

 
Artist
Year
c. 1935  
Technique
watercolor 
Image Size
10 7/8 x 16 7/8" image & sheet 
Signature
signed, lower left 
Edition Size
 
Annotations
titled in another's hand, verso 
Reference
W-B22 
Paper
watercolor paper 
State
 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
RRT773 
Price
$6,000.00 
Description
This Alameda County, California quarry is on the Old Fish Ranch road, about 5 1/2 miles from the Oakland City Hall. It was opened in April, 1904. William Seltzer Rice used vivid and darker colors in the foreground while using a neutral intensity of cool tone colors to create contrast and depth. The focus seems at first to be placed on the trees, but Rice perfectly places the trees off centered and to the side to open space where the viewer can seek out the mountains.