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[photo] [Mount Hood from the Columbia River 3]

Date: undated
Medium: oil on canvas, lined
Size: 20 x 24 in (51 x 61 cm)
Inscription: l/l "F. Schafer." in red, in the rounded hand found on many Schafer sketches.
Provenance: Sold 19 October 2010 for $780 + 23% by John Moran Auctioneers, Inc., Pasadena, California, as lot 165 in "California and American Fine Art Auction".
Reproductions: John Moran Auctioneers, Inc. on-line catalog, lot 165 (color)
Site: The profile of the stratovolcano closely resembles that of Mount Hood; the cliff in the middle distance appears to be Cape Horn on the Columbia River.
Note: Although the background is sketched in a not very detailed manner, the foreground is highly finished, suggesting that this is not a sketch. The white object at the lower right, reflected in the water, may be a sailboat.
Identification: Assigned, descriptive title based on resemblence to other Schafer paintings of similar scenes. The alternate title "Mt. Shasta" appears to be an incorrect guess.
Other title(s): "Mt. Shasta" (John Moran Auctioneers, Inc. 10 October 2010 sale catalog)

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