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[photo] [Indian encampment at the base of Mount Shasta]
Photo credit: Early California and Western Art Research, 1990
Medium: Oil on canvas
Size: 27 x 48 in (69 x 122 cm)
Inscription: said to be "F. Schafer" (illegible in photograph)
Provenance: With Bonhams & Butterfields, 3 July 1990.
Reproductions: Early California and Western Art Research/Schafer slide #106
Citations: 3 July 1990 sale catalog 4336W, lot 2062
Site: Not obviously Mount Shasta--the cone is flat-topped and has small bumps on both sides. Possibly a view from the east.
Description: A large, snow-capped stratovolcano rises above a wide, flat valley under a cloudless sky, viewed from a small rise on which there are several trees and an Indian encampment. Two tan tepees stand on a grassy green knoll with several Indians in daily activities; nearer the viewer stand two Indian women on a trail that crosses the front of the painting. To the left is a grove of conifers, with two tall trees reaching to the same height as the top of the mountain and on their right a standing snag. Behind them on the left appears to be a small pond. To the right, somewhat farther away, the trail disappears between two small stands of trees. Wildflowers dot the right foreground. (From a color photograph.)
Note: Leonard's Annual Price Index of Art Auctions mentions that there is a provenance. The Bonhams & Butterfields lot listing has not been examined.

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