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Rare Original 1930s Frank Tenney Johnson Photograph

  • $ 38500


Stunning and incredibly rare original 1930s framed hand tinted photograph on stock paper of Californian western artist Frank Tenney Johnson. This vintage photo was acquired from one of the original Frank Tenney Johnson estate trustees around 30 years ago along with several other personal effects which will be listed accordingly. This was taken in the 1930's when he along with several other famous artists who congregated in Alhambra would frequent the visitadores rancheros in the Sutter creek, Santa Barbara region.

An amazing photograph of incredible historic importance, the owner was also a prominent art collector in Los Angeles. Frank Tenney Johnson was a painter of the Old American West, and he popularized a style of painting cowboys which became known as "The Johnson Moonlight Technique". He died in Alhambra/Pasadena in 1939.

This would make a great collectable of a prominent and important early 20th century western artist or as a rare early stock photograph.


The photograph measures 15.25" tall by 12.25" wide.


In good condition (please see all pictures as they form part of the description.

If you have questions or would like to see other angles of the item, please Convo me and I will happily provide more info.

Shop Box Ref No: Wall

Condition Disclosure

All our items are vintage/antiques and most have had decades of use. A buyer of vintage objects should assume a baseline of wear. I am always honest and clear in my descriptions and always endeavor to point out any flaws to avoid disappointment but I cannot disclose every minute sign of use on our items as it would be impossible to do so. You should assume these are present unless we specify otherwise here at the beginning of the condition report.

Please do not hesitate to request additional photographs should you wish to inspect the item in more detail before purchasing it or if you have any questions at all that are not answered in my description. I normally respond to enquiries very quickly.

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