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[photo] [Mount Shasta with Indian encampment]
Photo credit: Maxwell Galleries, Ltd., San Francisco, 1993
Medium: oil on canvas, lined
Size: 40 x 54 in (102 x 137 cm)
Inscription: l/r "F Schafer", underlined, in the artist's block-letter hand, in red
Verso: n.v.
Provenance: In private collection, Portland, Oregon. With Hunter Gallery , San Francisco, August 1980; to private collection San Francisco; with Maxwell Galleries, Ltd., San Francisco, 1990.
Reproductions: Hunter Gallery , color transparency; William K. Dick photo #9 (color, 1980); Maxwell Galleries, Ltd. photograph
Site: Mount Shasta, viewed from the South, with Shastina directly to the left, above a wide, flat meadow with a low hill rising in the far right and a steeper hill behind trees on the left.
Description: On the green and yellow grassy meadow is an Indian encampment with six tepees, smoke from two campfires, and a score of figures, one near the right riding a horse at a gallop. There is a lake on the far side of the meadow; a flock of five birds, dark silhouettes against the lighter beige mountain, is in the air to the left of the lake. White wildflowers dot the foreground; dead trees criss-cross boulders near the left below a few tall conifers, the left-most two leaning. The sky is light, hazy blue with a few clouds; the sun comes from the right, indicating that it is morning. (From the painting, 26 July 1990.)
Identification: Descriptive title from the Maxwell Galleries, Ltd.. The Hunter Gallery transparency carries the label Mount Shasta. An almost identical scene by Keith bears the title Mount Shasta, from the Strawberry Valley.

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