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[photo] Deer Creek, Yosemite Valley
Photo credit: Early California and Western Art Research, courtesy of DeRu's Fine Arts, Bellflower, California
Date: 1881
Medium: oil on canvas, lined
Size: 22.5 x 10.5 in (57.2 x 26.7 cm)
Inscription: l/r "F Schafer/S.F. 81", in the artist's block-letter hand
Verso: n.v., said to have been titled
Provenance: With DeRu's Fine Arts, Bellflower, California, 1990.
Reproductions: Early California and Western Art Research/Schafer slide #99 (color, 1990)
Description: A creek ripples down over a succession of small falls in the interior of a forest, toward the foreground where it passes through a pool surrounded by bright beige boulders. The trunks of two, dead trees, one beige and one grey, stand above the boulders on the right, while a little farther back another dead tree leans slightly out over the creek. In the background the sides are filled with indistinct forest foliage, around the sun-brightened, upper center. (From the painting, 21 July 1990.)
Other title(s): Yosemite Valley (plaque on frame)

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