Watercolor, West Span
of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge
It is interesting to note that
the Bay Bridge in this painting is red, the color exclusively associated
with the Golden Gate Bridge. Perhaps, since the bridge is still unfinished,
the artist was recording the red lead paint used as a protective undercoat
during construction. Or, perhaps, he was simply exercising artistic license
and used the vermilion hues of the Golden Gate Bridge to enhance the aesthetic
appeal of his scene.
Source: Hodgson Collection,
Environmental Design Archives.
Gate | Richmond
item (2 of 16)
1999 UC Berkeley Library