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[photo] Autumn in the Adirondacks [2]
Photo credit: William K. Dick, 1971
Date: probably undated
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 30 x 20 in (76 x 51 cm)
Inscription: l/r "F. Schafer", in the artist's block-letter hand, underlined
Verso: said to be titled
Provenance: With Surrey House Antiques, Santa Cruz, California, June 1971. With Sotheby's, Los Angeles, 5 October 1981.
Reproductions: 5 October 1981 sale catalog 320, vol. 1, lot 217; William K. Dick photo #113 (color, 1971)
Citations: Inventory of American Paintings… records 63001723 and 630029655
Description: A man carrying a walking stick strolls along a rutted forest path toward the viewer. Grey-trunked trees mostly bare of leaves dominate the right side of the path. The sky is very pale blue, becoming brighter in the haze or fog near the horizon, and contrasting with the autumn oranges, yellows, and browns of the forest along the sides and the path below. (From a color photograph.)
Note: See the list of forest path scenes for several other works of similar composition. There may be an acute accent over the "a" in the signature.
Identification: The two Inventory of American Paintings entries are duplicates; they both cite the Sotheby's sale as the source.

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