c. 1870, American California & Western Painting,Yosemite Valley with view of El Capitan, Cathedral Spires and Bridal Falls, Oil on Canvas, Unsigned, Believed to be Painted by William Harring, Choice Very Fine.This wonderful painting of the Yosemite Valley, is of the “American School” painting variety, from the 19th century, but it is unsigned. It measures 40.25” x 27.25” and is set in a modern, gilt-wood frame. The surface is lined, with areas of craquelure and small points of retouch. Overall, it is a quite alluring work of art, drawing the viewer in to the sublime beauty of Yosemite.Born in Prussia in 1812. William Harring worked in Boston for the Louis Prang Company before settling in San Francisco. He worked there as an oleographer at the Bosqui Printing Company in the 1870s-1890. Harring Exhibited at the San Francisco Art Ass’n, 1880-83; Mechanics' Inst. (SF), 1880, 1890; Calif. State Fair, 1881. Source:
Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940".