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Painting record FFSd0194

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[photo] Mount Shasta [14]

Date: undated
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 36.5 x 56 in (93 x 142 cm)
Inscription: l/r "F. Schäfer" in red, underlined
Verso: Said to be "Mt. Shasta"
Provenance: With Clar's Auction Gallery, Oakland, California,9 March 1996. With North Point Gallery, San Francisco, 1996.
Exhibited: Big Pictures: 19th and Early 20th Century Exhibition Paintings, San Francisco, 1996.
Reproductions: 9 March 1996 auction brochure; Cover of exhibition broadside
Site: Mt. Shasta viewed from the east or southeast, with Shastina hidden.
Description: A snow-covered stratovolcano stands majestically in the center under a cloudless blue sky. In the foreground, a steep cliff rises to the left; at its base is a grove of tall conifers behind a group of boulders; a snag lies across one boulder. On the right, a little farther away, is a larger grove of conifers and two more, leaning, snags. Beyond the snags is a tepee with three Indians, one dressed in blue. Wild flowers dot the lower part of the foreground slope. A river or a lake, is visible in the distance in the center; six birds are in flight silhouetted against the mountain. (From the painting, 10/10/96.)

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