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Catalog Number 2014.024.001
Description Frank's Tannery by Ralph Ledesma. Watercolor on paper mounted beneath an off-white colored matt with a lavender-colored inner border under glass inside a gold-colored wooden frame. Image depicts a long rectangular red-colored building on the right with a green-colored shallow roof on which is written, "FRANK'S TANNERY." There is a water tank to the left of the building and a second red building behind the tank. There are additional buildings to the left. A creek runs in front of all the buildings and there is vegetation in the foreground in the left corner. The sky is dark and cloudy with only some blue peeking through and several birds can be seen flying in the distance.
Object Name Painting
Collection 3D - Art
Title Frank's Tannery by Ralph Ledesma
Date 1960
Creator Ledesma, Ralph
Role Artist
Inscription Text (see description); "This painting is on loan / to Portola Valley Publishing Corp / from the collection of / Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Heflin / Jan 1, 1980 Hedy Baissevlin" (handwritten in black ink on left side of paper backing)
Provenance Donor's husband Bill Heflin purchased this watercolor of Frank's Tannery by Ralph Ledesma at Barclays Bank in Portola Valley about 1960.
Dimensions H-22 W-28.5 D-0.75 inches
Dimension Details 22x28.5x.75 (frame); 14.5x21.5 (image)
Medium Watercolor Paint
Search Terms Frank's Tannery
Ledesma, Ralph
Redwood City
Tanneries
Tannery
Tanning Industry
Subjects Buildings
Cityscape paintings
Creeks
Industrial facilities
Tanning
People Ledesma, Ralph