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[photo] Mount Shasta, California, morning

Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 30 x 50 in (76 x 127 cm)
Inscription: said to be l/r "F. Schafer" (not visible in photograph)
Verso: said to be "Mt. Shasta California./Morning."
Provenance: With Weschler's, Washington, D.C. 1 October 1988
Reproductions: 1 October 1988 sale catalog lot 260.
Description: (The photograph is very light; Mount Shasta is not visible!) A steep hillside on the left gives way to a trail in the center along a wide river on the right. On a point across the river is a forest consisting of several isolated conifers. At the center foreground to the right of the trail is a fallen snag pointing out over the river; behind it are a small evergreen tree boulders at the water's edge. To the left of the trail the foreground hillside is criss-crossed with several down snags; beyond that five tall conifers stand surrounded by boulders and slhouetted against the sky. A very steep, rocky cliff rises to a point at the left edge of the painting. (From a monochrome photograph.)
Note: The composition is quite similar to that of Mount Shasta, California [4].

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