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Catalog Number 1987.042.009
Description 1984 El Camino Theatre by Earl Chamberlain. Black and white pastel drawing on paper mounted under glass beneath a white mat with a black inner border inside a black colored aluminum metal frame. There is an engraved brass plaque affixed to glass over bottom center of white mat that reads, "FRED GELLERT FOUNDATION / COLLECTION OF SAN MATEO COUNTY SCENES / EARL CHAMBERLAIN / EL CAMINO THEATRE / PRESENTED BY ART-RISE 1986." Image depicts an intersection with a stop sign facing away in front of the El Camino Theatre marquee. Street lights and signs are lit, indicating night. There are figures walking on sidewalk, one with an umbrella, and street is painted as if it is wet. A car is parked next to curb near theatre while another is in street with lights on waiting at intersection.
Object Name Drawing
Collection 3D - Art
Title El Camino Theatre by Earl Chamberlin, 1986
Date 1984-1986
Creator Chamberlin, Earl
Role Artist
Inscription Text "E Chamberlin" (artist's signature in lower front right corner); (see description for text on plaque); "As You / Like It / FRAMING / 873-8003 / 606 SAN MATEO AVE. / SAN BRUNO, CALIF." (gold sticker on back)
Provenance Part of the Fred Gellert Foundation Collection.
Dimensions H-28.5 W-24 D-1 inches
Dimension Details frame; image is 21.625 x 17.625
Medium Pastel
Search Terms Chamberlin, Earl
El Camino Real
El Camino Theatre
Subjects Cityscape drawings
Street lights
People Chamberlin, Earl