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[photo] Sunset on the Three Sisters, Oregon [1]
Photo credit: Owner's photograph, August, 2000
Date: said to be 1890
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 22 x 36 in (61 x 91 cm)
Inscription: l/r "F Schafer"
Verso: said to be "Sunset on Three Sisters, Oregon" and dated 1890
Provenance: With unidentified seller, c. 1935; To private collection, Walnut Creek, California, in 1935.
Reproductions: William K. Dick photo #40 (color, 1972)
Site: The Three Sisters mountains, Oregon, viewed across a river.
Description: Two figures (fishing?), one standing and the other sitting on the right bank of a river, look across at an encampment in a green clearing on the left bank. The snow-covered Three Sisters stand in the background against a bright blue sky; wisps of clouds, the snowcaps, the tops of several intermediate ridges, and a reddish cliff that stands above the left bank are bathed coral by the sun setting off the canvas to the right. Behind the onlookers is a large white rock with a fallen tree trunk suspended on its rear flank; farther up the slope on the right three tall conifers reach above a high cliff in the background to the sky. (From a color photograph.)

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