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[photo] Moonlight on the Pacific Coast near Monterey [2]
Photo credit: William K. Dick, 1972
Date: undated
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 30 x 50 in (76 x 127 cm)
Inscription: l/l "F. Schafer", in the artist's block-letter hand, in red
Verso: said to be "Moonlight on the Pacific coast near Monterey, Calif"
Provenance: With Witherspoon Art Gallery and Frame Shop, Lafayette, California, in 1972. To private collection, California, c. 1972; by gift to private collection, Pacifica, California, c. 1997.
Reproductions: William K. Dick photo #80, May 1972
Description: A bright yellow full moon is just above the horizon, illuminating the ocean, silhouetting a steamship, and tinging the edges on several nearby clouds in yellow. To the right a rocky cliff topped with a few Monterey Cypress trees ascends from the water; a flock of gulls is in flight against the cliff. On the foreground shore are several brown broulders, on the right are three bright white-capped rocks. The entire painting is executed in shades of brown and yellow. (From a color photograph.)

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