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[photo] [Evening on Mount Tamalpais 2]
Photo credit: Maxwell Galleries, Ltd., San Francisco
Date: 1882
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 30 x 50 in (76 x 127 cm)
Inscription: l/r "F. Schafer 82."
Provenance: With Maxwell Galleries, Ltd., San Francisco, 1980, #P-1170.
Reproductions: Early California and Western Art Research/Schafer slide #51 (color, 1980); Maxwell Galleries, Ltd. transparency (undated)
Site: View from the north of Mount Tamalpais, in Marin County, California, probably from the Ross valley. The Early California and Western Art Research index identifies the viewpoint as "from Kent Ranch".
Description: Mount Tamalpais stands in center, with its right side bathed reddish by the setting sun, framed by a view through a small valley, through which a cow path winds toward a pond. Beyond the pond is a low dark hill with a tree-covered rise to the left. A foreground triangle in the left lower corner is bright, with two down snags, brush, and a small grove of trees beyond. A tree on the right penetrates above the horizon. There are a few wispy clouds, some white, some pink. (From a color photograph.)
Identification: Assigned, descriptive title, based on similar paintings titled by the artist. The Early California and Western Art Research index uses the title Evening, Mount Tamalpais, and the Maxwell Galleries, Ltd. uses simply Mt. Tamalpais.

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