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Painting record FFSd0610

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[photo] El Capitan, Yosemite Valley, California [1]

Date: said to be undated
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 31.5 x 21 in (80 x 53 cm)
Inscription: said to be signed "F. Schafer" (position not reported)
Verso: said to be "El Capitan Yosemite Valley, California"
Provenance: In private collection, Willets, California, area by 1999; with Blue Sky Gallery, Willets, California, 1999. In collection of Edan Milton Hughes, San Francisco, 2000.
Site: A view to the West, down Yosemite Valley, California, with El Capitan on the right and the Merced River in the center.
Description: The right half of the painting is filled with the massive stone face of El Capitan, under a blue sky with a few wispy clouds, with gray cliffs trailing off beyond. The river occupies the entire width of the painting at the bottom, curving to the left in the middle distance. Both sides of the river are heavily forested with conifers. (From a color photograph.)
Note: In fall, 2000, an image of this painting was posted on the World-Wide Web site that displays the collection of Edan Milton Hughes, under inventory #1533, using the title "Yosemite". It was simultaneously offered for sale by california-art.com using that same inventory number and title.

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