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Painting record FFSd0169

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[photo] [Mount Hood, Columbia River 1]

Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 20 x 36 in (51 x 91 mm)
Inscription: l/c "F Scha…" scratched in the varnish, not visible in photograph.
Provenance: found in a Marin County flea market; said to be to private collection, San Francisco; to collection of Edan Milton Hughes, San Francisco by 1993. With Clar's Auction Gallery, Oakland, 11 August 2013.
Reproductions: 11 August 2013 on-line sale catalog, lot 2116A.
Citations: Inventory #2307 in the collection of Edan Milton Hughes
Site: Appears to be Mount Hood, Oregon, viewed from the East or Northeast.
Description: A large stratovolcano, pink in the morning or afternoon sun and with a small snowcap dominates the scene under a blue sky. A river flows from the center toward the viewer, finally filling nearly two/thirds of the front of the painting. On the left bank is a small grove of tall conifers silhouetted against the sky with a steeply rising hillside at the very left. Farther down the left bank are more conifers, while nearer to the viewer is brush and weeds with fallen snags near the river's edge. A dark ridge rises gradually on the far side of the river; the sun catches a rounded, doubleed hilltop near the right at the highest point. Immediately behind that hilltop is a more distant rounded, doubled hilltop, apparently a continuation of the ridge formed by the right flank of the volcano. (From a fuzzy color photograph.)
Note: In fall, 1999, a description of what is probably this painting (without a photograph to confirm), using the title "Mt Hood", was posted on the World-Wide Web site that displays the collection of Edan Milton Hughes, under inventory #980. It was simultaneously offered for sale by california-art.com using that same inventory number.
Identification: Descriptive title of unknown origin.

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