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[photo] Mount Shasta [6]
Photo credit: William K. Dick, 1972
Date: said to undated and before 1914
Size: 30 x 50 in (76 x 127 cm)
Inscription: l/l "F Schafer"
Verso: said to be "Mt. Shasta"
Provenance: With Bonhams & Butterfields, San Francisco, August 1972. With WIM Fine Arts, Oakland, California, in 1974. In collection of Mr. & Mrs. James R. Harvey, San Francisco, California, in 1990.
Exhibited: Nineteenth Century Painters of the California Landscape, 1976; A Sense of Place: California Landscape Painting 1870–1930, San Francisco, 1978.
Reproductions: Inventory of American Paintings… record 71060520, S2.96 LC10/1; Early California and Western Art Research/Schafer slide #40 (color, 1976); William K. Dick photo #26 (color, 1972); WIM Fine Arts photo #39 (monochrome)
Citations: 1976 exhibition catalog
Site: Mount Shasta, California, viewed through a valley, above a lake. Mount Shastina, a little smaller than it should be, appears on the left, indicating that the view is from the South. The shadow of Shastina indicates that the sun is setting in the West.
Description: A majestic snow-capped stratovolcano stands against an orange sky above a tranquil mountain lake. A clearing in the foreground on the left bank of the lake is covered with wildflowers, six boulders, and two fallen trees. A tall conifer stands at the left edge, while a grove of conifers closer to the center forms a pyramid standing higher than the peak. Behind them is a forest and behind that are cliffs. The sun brightens a glacial valley that leads from the lake back toward the peak. (From a color photograph.)
Note: The profile of the mountain actually resembles Mount Hood more than Mount Shasta.
Identification: The photo by William K. Dick is from the Bonhams & Butterfields auction, the Early California and Western Art Research slide from the 1976 exhibition, and the WIM Fine Arts photo is identified with the Inventory of American Paintings report.
Other title(s): Mount Shasta and lake (1976 exhibition catalog)

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