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[photo] [Yosemite Valley 6]
Photo credit: William K. Dick, 1970
Date: probably undated
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 12 x 20 in (30 x 51 cm)
Inscription: l/r "F. Schafer", in the artist's block-letter hand
Verso: said to be no inscription
Provenance: With Jim Finlinson Antiques, Berkeley; to private collection, San Francisco, November 1969; with Garzoli Gallery, 1983.
Reproductions: William K. Dick photo #91 (color, 1970)
Site: View East into Yosemite Valley, California, from atop the Topinemete bluffs along the old Mariposa trail, probably at Inspiration point.
Description: A brownish path leads from the shadowed foreground past a sunny spot and over a ridge, presumably to lead down to the valley below. The clearing on both sides of the path is a grassy green gentle slope up to the right, with wildflowers and small rocks in abundance. Behind to the right is Bridalveil Fall, while El Capitan stands to the left, beyond a rocky, sparsely treed slope. In the background a series of rocky cliffs fills in the horizon through the haze. A blue-silver river winds through the valley below; the sky is light blue. (From a color photograph.)
Identification: Assigned, descriptive title.

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