[Alameda, Ca.]: 1880. Pencil drawing on a sheet 9.75 x 13 inches. Negligible wear. Signed and dated by the artist. Near fine. Item #786
Accomplished pencil sketch of a barn in a pastoral setting, drawn by Louis Alexander Booksin. Booksin (1858-1948) was a California artist who settled in the San Jose area. The present sketch shows a slightly-dilapidated barn or out-building in the foreground on the left of the sheet, with a rail fence and a tree just to the right. The door hangs askew, and a gate is propped alongside the building. A hint of a house can be seen to the far left, and another off in the distance on the right side. A nice image.