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[photo] North Dome and Royal Arches, Yosemite Valley

Date: probably undated
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 20 x 36 in (51 x 91 cm)
Inscription: l/r "F Schafer", in the artist's block-letter hand, initials conjoined in a monogram
Verso: said to be "North Dome and Royal Arches, Yosemite Valley"
Provenance: With Garzoli Gallery, San Francisco, 1971. With Bonhams & Butterfields, San Francisco, 20 January 2008; with Bonhams & Butterfields, Los Angeles, 20 April 2008; with eBay, Incorporated, Los Angeles, 1 May 2008 and again 11 May 2008.
Reproductions: William K. Dick photo #157 (color, 1971); 20 January 2008 sale catalog 15873 (color) lot 7073; 20 April 2008 sale catalog 16074 (color) lot 7076.
Citations: eBay, Incorporated item #220226796553 and #220230679152
Site: A view looking East up the Yosemite Valley, California, with the Merced river in the middle and the Royal Arches rock formation on the left.
Description: A large grey rock cliff with dark, arched stratigraphic markings dominates the left side of the painting; a dome appears in the distance above and beyond it. Below it, on the green bank of the river are two white tepees with several figures nearby; a forest fills the space between the tepees and the cliff. The right bank is light colored sand or gravel, then a green grass meadow. Two tall, dark green conifers stand against the sky at the right edge, in the middle of the meadow are two light green Aspen trees, and in the distance a forest rises. Still farther away, on the horizon, a range of mountains stands below a cloud bank; above the clouds the sky is whitish-blue. The river indistinctly reflects the dark rock formation. (From a color photograph.)

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