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[photo] [Indian encampment above Yosemite Valley]

Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 32 x 46 in (81 x 117 cm)
Inscription: l/l "F Schafer", in the artist's block-letter hand
Provenance: With Phillips Fine Art Auctioneers & Appraisers, New York, 21 January 1984. With Bonhams & Butterfields, San Francisco, 12 December 1996.
Reproductions: 21 January 1984 sale catalog, lot 639; 12 December 1996 sale catalog 6514, lot 3180
Description: Six closely clustered tepees stand on a gentle grassy slope up to the right, surrounded by a score of Indians performing domestic activities. Nearby, a woman carries a child, another a papoose, a third walks with a child, a fourth sits. Above on the right are cliffs, behind a grove of trees. Beyond on the left is a deep valley, with a high mountain range on the other side. (From the photographs.)
Note: The painting is very similar to [Indian encampment 2].
Identification: Descriptive title of unknown origin, from the 1996 sale catalog. The 1984 catalog spells the artist's name "Schater", uses the title Indian encampment, and gives the height as 32 inches, but the photographs are of the same painting.
Other title(s): Indian encampment (1984 sale catalog)

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