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[photo] [Mount Hood from The Dalles, Oregon 2]
Photo credit: Early California and Western Art Research, 1982
Date: undated
Medium: oil on canvas, lined
Size: 40 x 60 in (102 x 152 cm)
Inscription: l/l "F. Schäfer", in the artist's block-letter hand, underlined
Verso: none visible (lined)
Provenance: With Bonhams & Butterfields, San Francisco, 23 September 1982. With Graham Gallery, New York, February 1984.
Reproductions: Rosenblum, Robert, "Art: Paintings of the American West", Architectural Digest, June 1991, page 146 (color); Antiques, The Magazine, February 1984, page 398 (color); 23 September 1982 sale catalog 3220P, lot 189; Early California and Western Art Research/Schafer slide #62 (color, 1982).
Site: A view of Mount Hood from The Dalles, a gorge along the Columbia River.
Description: The triangular, grey and white, snow-capped Mount Hood rises dramatically in the center background against a hazy blue-grey sky, viewed through a V-shaped river valley running from center to right foreground. In the left and center foreground are the trunks of two large fallen trees. The shadowed, mostly brown hillside on the left is sparsely covered with trees, some almost branchless as if a recent fire had denuded the valley. In the middle distance across a sun-brightened clearing, five horses and riders pass a large boulder while departing the scene on a trail along the left side of the river. The steep hillside to the right is also lightly forested; the foothills between the valley and Mount Hood are rocky. (From a color photograph.)
Identification: The Early California and Western Art Research index identifies the slide with the 23 Sep 1982 sale.

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