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[photo] Mount Shasta [31]

Date: 1886 (see note)
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 30 x 50 in (76 x 127 cm)
Inscription: Signed and dated indistinctly l/r: "Schafer 1886" in a printed hand that resembles Schafer's but may have been applied by someone else.
Verso: Titled l/r: "Mt. Shasta" in black brush on the canvas in the artist's characteristic block-letter hand.
Provenance: From the auction catalog: "The Estate of Harry J. O'Conner III", Laguna Beach, California; sold 23 October 2018 for $1700 + 25% by John Moran Auctioneers, Inc., Monrovia, California, as lot 86 in "California & American Art" sale.
Reproductions: John Moran Auctioneers, Inc. catalog.
Site: Despite the artist's verso title, the profile of the stratovolcano resembles Mount Hood more than Mount Shasta. There may be a view from the east that has this profile but that location would have been difficult to reach in the 1880s.
Note: The John Moran Auctioneers, Inc. catalog reports the date as "1881" but a close reading of the signature photograph suggests that it actually says 1886.
Identification: Title from the artist's verso inscription.

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