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[photo] Indians hunting in Yosemite Valley
Photo credit: J. H. Saltzer, courtesy DeRu's Fine Arts, Bellflower, California
Date: 1881
Medium: oil on canvas, lined
Size: 22.5 x 10.5 in (57.2 x 26.7 cm)
Inscription: l/l "F Schafer S.F. 81", in the artist's block-letter hand
Verso: n.v., said to have been titled
Provenance: With DeRu's Fine Arts, Bellflower, California, 1990.
Description: Two trappers dressed in grey coats and caps stand and kneel on the left bank of a stream, which flows from the right center to the front. The standing figure carries a rifle; the kneeling figure appears to be setting a trap. Two tall broadleaf trees, lower trunks bare and grey, fill the left side of the painting against a dense forest background; the slender trunks of two dead trees lean out over the stream. The right bank in the middle distance is covered with broadleaf forest, while in the center distance the forest becomes conifer. A hazy sky is visible through the trees in The upper right corner. (From the painting, 22 July 1990.)
Identification: Descriptive title of unknown origin, from DeRu Fine Arts. In the Early California and Western Art Research/Schafer index this painting is assigned #98, but the slide did not come out.
Other title(s): Yosemite Valley (plaque on frame)

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