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[photo] The Sentinel, Yosemite Valley
Photo credit: Maxwell Galleries, Ltd., San Francisco
Date: undated
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 30 x 20 in (76 x 51 cm)
Inscription: l/l "Schàfer."
Verso: "The Sentinel/yosemite valley"
Provenance: In private collection, Belmont, California, to 1998; with Bonhams & Butterfields, San Francisco 25 June 1998; with Maxwell Galleries, Ltd., San Francisco, 1998.
Reproductions: 25 June 1998 sale catalog 6809, lot 5158
Site: View east along the Merced River through Yosemite Valley, California, of Sentinel Rock.
Description: Sentinel rock provides an elegant backdrop for a placid river scene. The sky is cloud-filled and the mountains in the distance beyond Sentinel Rock are hazy. At the left edge of the painting, a conifer stand on the shore frames the picture On the right a point covered with brush and wildflowers has one or two small trees. In a further riverbank in the middle distance is an Indian encampment with tepees and two figures. (From the painting, 21 July 1998)
Identification: The photograph in the Bonhams & Butterfields sale catalog is of the painting in the Maxwell Galleries, Ltd..

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