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[photo] Mount Shasta, California [7]
Photo credit: Owner's photograph, 2006
Medium: oil on canvas, lined
Size: 30 x 50 in (76 x 127 cm)
Inscription: l/l "F Schaefer" in the artist's block-letter hand, partly underlined.
Verso: "Mount Shasta, Cal." in the artist's block-letter hand
Provenance: To private collection, Taylor, Texas, 1965; with Bent Gallery and Museum, Taos, New Mexico, January 2000; by descent to private collection, Austin, Texas, November 2003.
Reproductions: William K. Dick photo #6 (color, 1972)
Site: A morning view of Mount Shasta from the south, probably near the town of Dunsmuir. Shastina is on the left.
Description: Shastina is almost as high and massive as Shasta, both being lightly snow-covered as if it were late summer. The sky is hazy and cloudy, and the mountains, viewed from a wide valley, are obscured by haze. The lower left triangle is a mountainside with two large boulders surrounded by wildflowers in the foreground. Two conifers and a snag are silhouetted against the sky, with a forest in the middle distance, and background rocky cliffs that on the very left extend higher than the mountain peaks. On the flat valley floor near a river or small pond is an Indian encampment with four tepees and the smoke from a campfire. Just to the right of the encampment are several tall conifers. (From a color photograph.)
Note: This painting is one of the few signed (or reported to be signed) with the spelling "Schaefer". The painting was lined in 1987 by Trade Picture Services Limited of London.

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