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Catalog Number 2015.037.002
Description Framed Color Poster, Sunset Magazine September 1934, c. 1934-2000. Poster of original magazine cover art that was printed at a later date and displayed in the Sunset Magazine offices. Offset color lithograph on paper shows an image of a man riding a horse in the mountain landscape of Zion Canyon. The man and horse appear in the foreground at lower right facing away from the viewer near a large tree. The foreground appears in shadow, executed in tones of dark purples, greens, and blues. The background fills the majority of the image and shows a mountain range in tones of pale pink, red, and blue with a clear blue sky at upper right. The poster's frame is gilded wood with a pattern of three-dimensional curved decoration on all sides. Small black text at top reads, "SEPTEMBER 1934 10 CENTS" and continues just below in large purple text that reads, "SUNSET."
Object Name Poster
Collection 3D - Advertising Media
Title Framed Color Poster, Sunset Magazine September 1934, c. 1934-2000
Date c. 1934-2000
Creator Dixon, Maynard
Role Artist
Creator Sunset Magazine
Role Publisher
Inscription Text "SEPTEMBER 1934 10 CENTS" (small black text along top edge); "SUNSET" (large purple text across top)
Provenance This framed poster was orignally on display at Sunset Publishing's main headquarters in Menlo Park, CA.
Dimensions H-29.875 W-21.375 D-0.75 inches
Dimension Details 29.875 x 21.375 x 0.75 (framed dimensions)
Search Terms Cowboys - California
Horse Back Riding
Sunset Magazine
Subjects Landscape paintings
Magazine covers
Magazine publishing industry
People Dixon, Maynard