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[photo] Indian peaks in the Rocky Mountains
Photo credit: William K. Dick, 1978
Date: probably undated
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 30 x 20 in (76 x 51 cm)
Inscription: l/l "FSchäfer", in the artist's block-letter hand, initials conjoined in a monogram, umlaut resembles a circumflex
Verso: said to be "Indian Peaks in the Rocky Mtns" Prov With Garzoli Gallery, San Francisco, in 1973. With Wortsman Stewart Gallery, San Francisco, in 1975.
Reproductions: William K. Dick photo #130 (color, 1973); Early California and Western Art Research/Schafer slide #25 (color, 1975)
Description: A sharply-peaked mountain stands in the center with a bright snowcap, and pinkish lower reaches, against a bright blue sky with coral wisps of cloud. The mountain's base is lost in haze, below which is a range of cliffs with pink edges. The view is looking down a dark valley to the right with a river below and a forest on the far bank. The lower left triangle consists of bright brush and grass with colorful wildflowers; a dead tree across a rock leads the eye in the general direction of the mountain peak. The sun, unseen on the right, catches the tops of the trees at the left. Two of the trees are tall enough to stand above the horizon. (From a color photograph.)
Identification: The Early California and Western Art Research slide is from the Wortsman Stewart Gallery offering and the photo by William K. Dick is from the Garzoli Gallery offering.
Other title(s): Snow covered mountain at sunset (Early California and Western Art Research index)

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