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[photo] Morning in the San Rafael Valley
Photo credit: William K. Dick, 1971
Date: probably undated
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 20 x 36 in (51 x 91 cm)
Inscription: not visible in photograph; appears to be no inscription
Verso: said to be "Morning in the San Rafael Valley"
Provenance: With Garzoli Gallery, San Francisco, c. 1970.
Reproductions: Early California and Western Art Research/Schafer slide #6 (color, 1971); William K. Dick photo #61 (color, 1971)
Description: A stream with bright edges enters the scene at the bottom right and flows toward the center of the painting into a flat valley. Across the light green valley floor on the right is a low greyish range of hills in the haze under a cloudy blue sky. Dark green broadleaf trees stand at left edge, and in the distance is an olive green tree. Cows stand on the brush-filled right bank. The left lower foreground is filled with green grass disrupted by grey marks, perhaps from erosion. (From a color photograph.)
Identification: A painting of the same size and title appeared as lot 347 in a sale by the San Rafael Auction Gallery, 18 September 1993.

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