California Gold Rush Painted Stage Curtain after Charles Nahl


Magnificent early California gold rush mother lode troupe painted stage curtain or backdrop after Charles Christian Nahl (1818-1878) painted by Richard Reynolds after the original. Rich red and gold color accented by cool blues painted on a large scale cotton canvas style material with grommets having rope ties to hang. The image is decorated with medallions of early California scenes bordered by painted curtains with fringe and swag.

Provenance: From the Marin Community playhouse in San Anselmo, CA. Image measures approximately: 180"w by 132"h. Canvas was photographed on the floor, but has a more realistic and dramatic look when hung from the top.

Dimensions: 180"w x 184"l

Circa: Mid-20th Century, United States

Materials: Canvas, Rope, Metal

Condition: Good, minor wear consistent with age and use. Age appropriate wear and fading. Aged patina as seen in photos.

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