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Painting record FFSd0273

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[photo] [Sentinel Rock, Yosemite 2]

Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 30 x 20 in (76 x 51 cm)
Inscription: l/r "F. Schafer", in the artist's block-letter hand, along shoreline
Provenance: With Maxwell Galleries, Ltd., San Francisco, 1973.
Exhibited: American Painting (Maxwell): A Comprehensive Exhibition, San Francisco, 1973
Reproductions: Early California and Western Art Research/Schafer slide #10 (color, 1973); William K. Dick photo #127 (color, 1972); North Point Gallery photo (color, undated)
Citations: Inventory of American Paintings… record 83180116
Site: A view East through Yosemite Valley, California, at Sentinel Rock.
Description: The silhouette of Sentinel rock stands against a twilight cloudy sky, viewed from a point in the middle of a river, which flows directly toward the viewer. On the right bank is an encampment with three fires, two tepees, and figures beside each. Smoke rises from two of the fires. Driftwood is stranded on both banks of the river, brush grows on the left bank, while there are steep hills higher to the right. (From a color photograph.)
Identification: Descriptive title of unknown origin, as appearing in the Maxwell Galleries, Ltd. catalog. The Inventory of American Paintings entry cites the Maxwell Galleries, Ltd. exhibition catalog, which provides only the title and size. The Early California and Western Art Research index and the photograph by William K. Dick both identify the Maxwell Galleries, Ltd. exhibition.

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