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[photo] [Yosemite view from Lookout Rock]

Date: said to be c. 1885
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 30 x 20 in (76 x 51 cm)
Inscription: l/r, not legible in the photograph
Provenance: In private collection, San Francisco, in 1975.
Reproductions: Inventory of American Paintings… record 71062793, S2.96 LC10/4; William K. Dick photo #167 (color, undated)
Citations: Alameda Free Library Clipping File
Site: Yosemite Valley, California.
Description: A steep cliff stands on the left side against a sky that is largely filled with clouds, with distant cliffs below continuing the horizon line to the right. The sun, over the viewer's shoulder to the left, catches the top of the cliff, bathing it, some of the clouds, and the tops of the distant cliffs, in a purplish pink. A steep hillside in the foreground continues to below the cliff; nearby are boulders, while farther away the hillside becomes forested. Just below the cliff stand two prominent conifers silhoueted agains the brighter distant cliffs. (From a color photograph.)
Identification: Descriptive title of unknown origin, as reported by Corrigan to the Inventory of American Paintings.

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