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[photo] [View of Mount Hood, Oregon 3]

Date: said to be 1890
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 30 x 50 in (76 x 127 cm)
Inscription: said to be signed and dated '90 (not visible in photograph)
Provenance: With Christie's, London, 16 November 1989.
Reproductions: 16 November 1989 sale catalog TOP3660, lot 41
Description: To the left, a large brown bear stands in a clearing in front of a cave formed by flat rocks fallen onto another boulder. Behind the cave rises a dark conifer forest. At the left edge stand two dead trees; a fallen tree across the foreground stands as a barrier between the bear and the viewer. To the right the picture changes from green to a bluish grey palette, where a rocky slope climbs above a small lkae. Beyond the lake a series of rocky ridges and higher mountains form an apron for snow-covered Mount Hood, which dramatically fills the center against a light blue sky with white clouds gathering from the left. (From a monochrome photograph.)
Note: The painting is almost identical to [View of Mount Hood, Oregon 2]; in this painting the crags at the left and right are slightly higher; on the left they extend above the trees.
Identification: Assigned, descriptive title. A second, unillustrated painting with the same alternate title and size appeared in the same 1989 sale; it is listed in the unidentified section.
Other title(s): In the Rockies (1989 sale catalog)

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