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[photo] Moonlight on the Truckee River [1]
Photo credit: William K. Dick, 1972
Date: probably undated
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 30 x 20 in (76 x 51 cm)
Inscription: l/l "F Schafer" in red, in the artist's block-letter hand, initials conjoined in a monogram
Verso: said to be "Moonlight on the Truckee River"
Provenance: With Brown's Antiques, San Francisco, in 1972.
Reproductions: William K. Dick photo #121 (color, 1972)
Description: The lower half of a bright yellow full moon in the upper center of a brownish sky is partly covered with clouds. Dense trees stand high on both sides of a small river. In the left foreground brush and wildflowers grow around two dead tree trunks; on the right a log lies along the bank. The moon reflects in the rapids of the stream. The entire painting is in tones of yellow and brown. (From a color photograph.)

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