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[photo] Sunset on the Three Sisters, Oregon [2]
Photo credit: William K. Dick, 1972
Date: probably undated
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 30 x 50 in (76 x 127 cm)
Inscription: l/r "F. Schafer", in the artist's block-letter hand, underlined, in red
Verso: said to be titled
Provenance: With Garzoli Gallery, San Francisco, 1972. With Bonhams & Butterfields, San Francisco, 25 May 1982.
Reproductions: 25 May 1982 sale catalog 3205A, lot 461; Early California and Western Art Research/Schafer slide #58 (color, 1982); William K. Dick photo #43 (color, 1972)
Site: The Three Sisters mountains, Oregon, viewed across a river.
Description: The mountains are snow-capped; the river runs from the middle distance to left foreground. On the near bank is a path leading to the right between two white boulders into a dark green conifer forest. There is a tent in the distance on the far side of the river, with a campfire, smoke, and a dugout canoe on the river bank. The sky is a deep turquoise; the lower slopes of the mountain are a coral hue. The setting sun bathes a slope high on the right and a ridge on the left with a warm, reddish hue. (From a color photograph.)
Identification: The November 1884, artist's sale listed a painting with this title.

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