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[photo] [Bridal Veil Fall, Yosemite Valley 5]
Photo credit: Owner's photograph, 2006
Date: undated
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 30 x 20 in (76 x 51 cm)
Inscription: l/l "F. SchaFer", in the artist's block-letter hand, in red
Provenance: With Jim Finlinson Antiques, Berkeley, California, 1973; to private collection, Taylor, Texas, August 1974; by descent to private collection, Austin, Texas, April 2004.
Reproductions: William K. Dick photo #152 (color, 1973)
Site: Bridalveil Fall, Yosemite Valley, California, viewed from Bridalveil Meadow across the Merced river, with Cathedral Rocks in the background.
Description: The dark river emerges from the right center and flows forward to cover most of the the width of the painting as well as the right lower edge. On the right bank stands a conifer forest whose taller trees are brightened by the sun. Above the waterfall the cliff is similarly bright; below the lip of the fall it is dark. On the left is a green meadow, with brown shrubbery beyond and beyond that a low forest with a prominent tree. The river is very dark, the sky is bright but cloud filled; there is a dark cloud at the top left. (From a color photograph.)
Identification: Assigned, descriptive title.

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