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[photo] [Bridal Veil Fall, Yosemite Valley 2]
Photo credit: William K. Dick, 1971
Date: probably undated
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 17 x 16 in (36 x 41 cm)
Inscription: l/l "FS…", initials conjoined in a monogram, remainder not visible in photograph; said to be "F Schafer"
Verso: in 1969 there was said to be no inscription, but the 2003 sale catalog reports the inscription "Bridal Veil Fall Yosemite Valley"
Provenance: With Bonhams & Butterfields, San Francisco, 14 October 1969; to private collection, San Francisco, 1969; with Carlson Gallery, San Francisco, 1983. In private collection, San Francisco, by 2003; with Bonhams & Butterfields, San Francisco, 10 December 2003
Reproductions: William K. Dick photo #87 (color, 1971); 10 December 2003 sale catalog 7479D, lot 6153
Citations: 14 October 1969 sale catalog 2693, lot 576
Site: Looking East along the Merced River toward Bridalveil Fall and Cathedral Rocks, in Yosemite Valley, California.
Description: In the right center a spectacular waterfall drops from a hanging glacial valley into a wide, flat valley below. Above the hanging valley in the haze stands a grey rocky promontory. In the hazy distance at the left is a cliff with another promontory. The middle distance is covered with a mixed broadleaf and conifer forest; nearer the viewer the banks of the river are flat and clear, with a few bushes, grass, and small rocks. A grove of light green broadleaf trees stands on the right bank, contrasting with the dark cliff above. Bright spots are seen at the top of the waterfall and along the edge on the left bank of the river. (From a color photograph.)
Identification: Descriptive title of unknown origin, as reported in the 2003 sale catalog. That catalog gives the signature as "T. Schafer".

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