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[photo] [Indian camp in the desert]
Photo credit: Owner's undated photograph, received in 2004
Date: undated
Medium: oil on canvas, lined
Size: 20 x 16 in (51 x 41 cm)
Inscription: l/l "F.Schafer", in the artist's block-letter hand
Verso: none visible (lined)
Provenance: An Anaheim, California, garage sale circa 1973; to private collection, Garden Grove, California; with DeRu's Fine Arts, Bellflower, California, November 1982.
Citations: Personal communications, 1990 and 2004
Description: Six tepees surrounded with activity stand in the middle distance in a field of brown grass, with a path leading toward them, a lake beyond, and hills to the left of the lake. A woman carrying a papoose on her back follows the path past a foreground boulder down a slope, following a women in a red scarf who carries a pack. Three more figures lead the procession. In the lake, a large rock stands just off the shore. The sky is a cloudy blue and grey. (From a color photograph.)
Note: See the list of Indians in desert locales for several possibly related pictures.
Legend: At the same garage sale, the 1973 collector also purchased an easel that was said to belong to the artist, Frederick F. Schafer.
Identification: Assigned, descriptive title.

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