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[photo] Indian encampment near Salt Lake City Utah
Photo credit: William K. Dick, 1971
Date: probably undated
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 20 x 36 in (51 x 91 cm)
Inscription: said to be no inscription (none visible in photograph)
Verso: said to be "Shafer" and "Indian Encampment Near Salt Lake City Utah" in pencil
Provenance: In private collection, Felton, California, in 1967.
Reproductions: William K. Dick photo #74 (color, 1971)
Citations: 29 July 1967 note
Description: Four brown, decorated tepees near the center are surrounded with Indians, standing and sitting, in bright, colorful costumes; on a hillside to the left are seen another half dozen tepees, and on a hillside further back are yet more. Smoke rises from a campfire in the right foreground; several more smoke plumes rise from fires around the tepees. The hillsides are covered with mixed green and brown grass; two wide grey trails converge at the center, while a narrow grey trail leads up the hillside to the second group of tepees. Three poles stand on the right in front of the nearest group of tepees. On the right edge of the painting climbs a grey cliff, while across the background is a ridge of snow-covered peaks under a yellow sky laced with white clouds. (From a color photograph.)
Note: A note on the back of the photo by William K. Dick reports that the painting is on "window shade canvas". The cited note, in The Alameda Free Library archive on the artist, gives the size as 22 x 36 in and the title as "Indian encampment at Salt Lake, Utah".

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