'Palo Alto Spring' - Oil on Canvas by Thomas E. Hill
The Stanford family, relatives and friends gathered on the lawns of their Palo Alto farm, which became the Stanford University campus. Jane Stanford, dressed in white, is shown on the far left. Leland Stanford holds a painting on his lap and rests his hand on the chair of his son, Leland Stanford, Jr. The artist, Thomas E. Hill, portrayed himself looking over his patron's shoulder. The painting originally hung in the ballroom of the Stanford's San Francisco mansion, which was destroyed in the 1906 earthquake.
- Text from the Cantor Arts Museum, Stanford University