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[photo] [Swiss landscape 2]
Photo credit: William K. Dick, 1979
Inscription: inscription not visible in photograph
Provenance: With Kerwin Galleries, Burlingame, California, c. 1979.
Reproductions: William K. Dick slide S7, March 1979 (color)
Description: An alpine scene. Steep mountainsides on the left and right converge to a deep valley below on the right. Through the valley we see a brown mountain, and beyond that a snow covered massif. A path near the center leads between two boulders past a grove of trees on the left to a bright green clearing. A girl carrying a staff walks away on the path, holding a basket on her head. Across the clearing are two sod-roofed buildings, surrounded by brown and white cows. The nearest building has a white lower story and a brown upper. The sky is mostly blue but is covered with white clouds at the left. The left foreground triangle with dark and bright saturated colors contrasts with the hazy, unsaturated greys and blues of the more distant mountainsides. (From a color photograph.)
Identification: Assigned, descriptive title of unknown origin. The slide has no further identifying information. The painting was apparently in the inventory of Kerwin Galleries, Burlingame, California. In December 1989, the Maxwell Galleries, Ltd. in San Francisco had a photograph on file; the gallery indicated that the painting was currently in one of its storerooms.

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