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[photo] [El Capitan, Yosemite Valley, California 3]

Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 30 x 20 in (76.2 x 50.8 cm)
Inscription: said to be l/r "Schafer S.F."
Provenance: In private collection, Belmont, California; with Bonhams & Butterfields, San Francisco 25 June 1998;
Reproductions: 25 June 1998 sale catalog 6809, lot 5163
Site: A view west along the Merced River in Yosemite Valley, with the rock formation known as El Capitan standing at the right.
Description: El Capitan and the cliffs beyond it are seen through a haze below a cloudy sky. A shallow river, covering the entire width of the painting at the bottom edge, flows gently away and disappears into forest in the lower center. Three tall conifers stand on the left river bank, two more on the right, framing the scene; a few other isolated conifers stand and lean some ways down the stream; there is forest on both sides beyond. Downed snags, brush, and boulders fill the right foreground. (From a color photograph.)
Identification: Title as found in sale catalog omits the word "California".

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