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Softground etching and color aquatint. Max Pollak did this large color intaglio in 1949, using the tonal lines that softground etching can create and added color using aquatint, printed a la poupeé. He viewed San Francisco from the north, from the hills above Sausalito, where he and Friedl had a home. The skyline of the San Francisco is seen in the background with the Bay Bridge visible in the upper center left.
Pollak looked down over the Sausalito waterfront on San Francisco Bay. To the right are the towers of the Golden Gate Bridge which connects the city with Marin County and Northern California via US101, seen as a gray ribbon that runs through a cutout in the hill.
This exceptional impression, numbered 1 of 150 was from the personal collection of his wife, Friedl and has her red “FPC” stamp in the lower left margin.