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[photo] [Sunset on the Three Sisters, Oregon 3]

Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 30 x 50 in (76 x 127 cm)
Provenance: With Bingham Galleries, 1999; with Clar's Auction Gallery, Oakland, 10 January 1999.
Site: The Three Sisters mountains, Oregon, viewed across a river.
Description: The center of the painting is dominated by three snow-covered mountain peaks silhouetted sharply against a grey, dark sky, the lower reaches of snow having been turned pink by the sun, which is setting off the canvas to the right. The view is up a river valley lined with conifer forests and across a lower range of mountains. On the nearby right bank stand several boulders above the bank; a fallen snag leans down the upper part of the bank. Standing above the right bank against the sky is a tall tree; behind it in the distance are high, rocky cliffs. The left bank of the river consists of a steep rock outcrop for some distance before it turns into a beach on which stands a tent. (From a color photograph.)
Identification: Assigned title, based on similarity of subject matter to Sunset on the Three Sisters, Oregon [1] and Sunset on the Three Sisters, Oregon [2], both of which were titled by the artist.

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