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[photo] [Mount Shasta 15]
Photo credit: J. Saltzer, 1998; courtesy of Vintage Bank Antiques
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 30 x 50 in (76 x 127 cm)
Inscription: l/l "FSchafer", in the artist's block-letter hand.
Provenance: with Vintage Bank Antiques, Petaluma, California, 1996.
Site: Mount Shasta, viewed from the West or Southwest.
Description: A snow-covered double-peaked stratovolcano stands slightly to the right of center under a dark blue cloudless sky with the sun to the left casting shadows. Dark mountain ranges rise on both the left and the right across a river. A few trees are seen on the steep river bank to the right. In the foreground, a trail leads through a grassy clearing and past two white boulders. At the boulders, three riders (one wearing a black hat) are departing. To the left of the trail is a rock ledge and a tall conifer, beyond which the hillside is forested. There is a standing snag to the left of the boulders, and several more snags at the far left; another snag is seen by the river. (From the painting, 23 July 1997.)
Identification: Descriptive, assigned title, based on appearance of the mountain.
Other title(s): Indians on horseback at the pass in the Rocky Mountains (Vintage Bank Antiques)

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