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[photo] [Lassen peak? 1]
Photo credit: Susan Cowan, courtesy of Uno Langmann Limited, Vancouver, B.C.
Date: said to be undated
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 30 x 20 in (76 x 51 cm)
Inscription: said to be l/l "F. Schafer"
Provenance: With Uno Langmann Limited, Vancouver, B.C., in 1999
Site: Appears to be Lassen Peak, California, before that volcano erupted in 1914/1915.
Description: A flat-topped mountain peak with traces of snow dominates the center of the picture under a hazy blue sky with a few wispy clouds; a snow-covered mountain range trails off to the right in the distance. In the foreground, the viewer is standing on a cliff with a river in a dark canyon below. At the edge of the cliff is a large boulder, behind which is a grassy clearing strewn with snags and a few tall conifers in the background. To the right, the other bank of the river is steep and forested; a white bird is in flight down the canyon, silhouetted against the distant forest. (From a color photograph.)
Note: A white edge, visible from the front of the unframed painting, suggests that it may have been lined.
Identification: Assigned, descriptive title.

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