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Painting record FFSd0034

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[photo] California redwoods
Photo credit: Christopher Queen Galleries, 2001
Date: undated
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 30 x 20 in (76 x 61 cm)
Inscription: no inscription
Verso: "Cal. Redwoods/by F. Schafer", in pencil
Provenance: With Christopher Queen Galleries, Duncans Mills, California, 1984.
Exhibited: Along the Russian River, Santa Rosa, California, 1990
Reproductions: Early California and Western Art Research/Schafer slide #101 (color, 1990)
Citations: Christopher Queen Galleries record 058
Description: A woman dressed in Sunday meeting clothes walks along a road through a redwood grove toward the viewer; a child in a red dress follows behind her. On the left side of the road the forest stands on a high bank; the right side is filled with the lower trunk of a giant redwood. A dead branch drapes from the left over the center; another hangs from the tree on the right. Red dots (of poison oak?) appear to the right of the giant redwood. The foreground and interior parts of the forest are shadowed, in contrast with the sunny road and the branches that hang across it. The blue sky is visible only in small patches through the upper branches. (From the painting, 10 January 1990, at Christopher Queen Galleries.)
Note: Plant identification suggested by Arnold Wallen.
Other title(s): Coastal redwoods, Sonoma Co. (Early California and Western Art Research index)

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