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[photo] Valley in the Rocky Mountains, Colorado
Photo credit: Braarud Fine Art, LaConner, Washington
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 20 x 36 in (51 x 91 cm)
Inscription: said to be l/l "F. Schafer"
Verso: said to be "Valley in the Rocky Mountains Colorado"
Provenance: With Braarud Fine Art, LaConner, Washington; to private collection, Colorado by 1998.
Citations: Inventory of American Paintings… record 67530091
Description: Two large mountain ranges are viewed through a wide valley with steep cliffs on both sides, a hanging valley beyond, and an Indian encampment in a meadow beside a river. The distant range is snow-covered, while the nearer one is brown, below a cloudless blue sky. A waterfull tumbles down at the left of a double-peaked rock cliff on the left; another waterfall exits the hanging valley beyond a forest in the back fo the meadow. At the left edge of the forest is a large rock formation, in front of which are a handful of tepees surrounded by several Indians. Near the river and slightly closer to the viewer stand an Indian on horseback, a second Indian the ground, and a child. On the steep slope to the left of the river two conifers stand in front of a rock outcrop. To the right, a snag lies down the river bank. (From a color photograph.)
Note: A painting with this title was sold in a September 1884 auction in San Francisco, but the information in the newspaper report is insufficient to either include or exclude the possibility that either of those is this painting.
Other title(s): Colorado (Braarud Fine Art)

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