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[photo] In Rocky Mountains
Photo credit: William K. Dick, 1972
Date: probably undated
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 30 x 20 in (76 x 51 cm)
Inscription: l/l "F Scháfer", in the artist's block-letter hand, acute accent probably intended to be an umlaut
Verso: said to be "In Rocky Mtns"
Provenance: In private collection, Denver, in 1972.
Reproductions: William K. Dick photo #111 (color, 1972)
Description: From a viewpoint looking over the edge of a bright white cliff, we see a waterfall tumbling over a grey cliff in the middle distance in two drops to a dark, forested valley below on the right. Behind the waterfall, a purple-grey mountain slopes up to the left against a sky that is largely filled with white clouds. Nearer, a high, pink cliff on the left is partly concealed by a stand of tall, dark green conifers. The bright foreground clearing is quite cluttered, with yellowish grass, small dark green bushes, and the trunk of a dead tree lying across the bottom left corner. The brightness of the white rock formation at the top and edge of the cliff is quite striking. (From a color photograph.)

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