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[photo] [Rooster Rock on the Columbia River, Oregon?]
Photo credit: Early California and Western Art Research, 1982
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 26 x 16 in (66 x 41 cm)
Inscription: l/r "F. Schafer"
Provenance: With Butterfield & Butterfield, San Francisco, 3 October 1981. With Butterfield & Butterfield, San Francisco, 19 January 1982.
Reproductions: Early California and Western Art Research/Schafer slide #56 (color, 1982)
Citations: 3 October 1981 sale catalog 3170, lot 151; 19/20 January 1982 sale catalog 3184, lot 200
Site: Suggested to be Rooster Rock, a pinnacle on the Columbia River, Oregon. However, the pinnacle's shape is somewhat different from that in other paintings and sketches by Schafer of Rooster rock, as well as modern photographs.
Description: The rock stands in the center of the painting with some trees to its right, against a cloudy sky with a bit of blue at the top. A river runs by on the left with a snag near its right bank. A white paddlewheel steamer is seen in the distance on the river. (From a color photograph.)
Identification: Descriptive title of unknown origin, from the 1981 sale catalog. The Early California and Western Art Research index identifies the slide with the 3 October 1981 sale. The 19 January 1982 sale replaces the title words on the with a comma, but is probably the same painting, based on the size, title similarity, and the failure of the earlier sale.

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