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[photo] Mount Hood from Hood River [2]
Photo credit: Maxwell Galleries, Ltd., San Francisco, 1995
Date: undated
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 30 x 50 in (76 x 127 cm) approx
Inscription: l/r "FSchafer", in the artist's block-letter hand, initials conjoined in a monogram
Verso: "Mt. Hood from Hood River", in the artist's block-letter hand, on the canvas
Provenance: With Bonhams & Butterfields, San Francisco, 31 May 1990. With Bonhams & Butterfields, San Francisco, 7 March 1993. With Maxwell Galleries, Ltd., San Francisco, 1995.
Reproductions: 31 May 1990 sale catalog 4298P, lot 5108 7 March 1993 sale catalog 5370D/D04, lot 8
Site: View along the Hood River with Mount Hood, Oregon, in the background.
Description: The snow-capped mountain peak stands above two indistinct grey ranges and a slightly more filled-in brown range against a light blue sky that shades to pink near the horizon, with the river running from the left front to the center. The bank on the far, left side of the river is flat and forested beyond a green meadow and a beige margin. Brightly colored figures surround three beached canoes and four tepees on the bank; plumes of two campfires are seen among the tepees. The sun catches a cliff high on the right, behind a conifer forest that is fronted by a very tall (pair of) trees, a shorter tree, then a still shorter one. A large boulder stands near the shore, another at the right edge of the painting. There are several dead trees along the right edge among the rocks. A broad expanse of flat green bank in the right foreground is overgrown with weeds and a few wildflowers. (From the painting, 7 January 1990.)
Note: The scene is very similar to that of Mount Hood from Hood River, Oregon [1] and also [Mount Hood from Hood River, Oregon 3].

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