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[photo] Donner Lake [1]
Photo credit: William K. Dick, 1970
Date: said to be 1879
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 20 x 36 in (51 x 91 cm)
Inscription: l/r, not legible in the photograph
Verso: said to be "Donner Lake", and dated 1879
Provenance: In private collection, Alameda, California, by 1970
Reproductions: William K. Dick photo #41 (color, 1970)
Description: Two figures on horseback stand on a flat, grey, rocky promontory looking down over a round, blue lake in the center. Beyond the lake is a low mountain ridge, and above that a high, snow-covered ridge; the sun coming from the left brightens the tops of the snowy peaks along the ridge. On either side of the horsemen are groves of conifers; on each side a few trees are tall enough to reach the sky. The foreground is largely rock, with the trunk of a dead tree angled across the lower right corner. The sky is a cloudy blue. (From a color photograph.)

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