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[photo] [Landscape with deer, forest, and stream]
Photo credit: William K. Dick, 1973
Medium: watercolor on paper
Size: 14 x 24 in (36 x 61 cm) approx
Inscription: l/l "Frederick Schàfer", in the artist's block-letter hand, grave accent probably intended to be an umlaut
Provenance: In collection of Oscar Lemer, D.D.S., and Trudy Lemer, San Francisco, by 1973.
Reproductions: William K. Dick photo #97 (color, 1973)
Description: A brown doe stands in a bright clearing at the center, to the left of a stream, in the midst of a forest. The forest completely fills the painting; we see only the bottommost branches of the nearby trees. Behind the doe are the trunks of two immense broadleaf trees; beyond the doe are two more; to the right of the stream stand several white-barked trees. The stream flows around a point at the right center, past two boulders, and toward the viewer, filling the front center and right edge of the painting. A thin trunk with a few leaves sprawls across the center between the large trees, above the doe. The painting is mostly in greens, greys, and whites, with spots of brown here and there. (From a color photograph.)
Identification: Assigned, descriptive title.

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