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[photo] [Mount Hood, Columbia River, sailboats]

Medium: oil on canvas, lined
Size: 20 x 36 in. (51 x 91 cm)
Inscription: l/r "F. Schafer.", in the artist's block-letter hand, in black
Verso: n.v. (canvas lined, stretcher covered with paper)
Provenance: private collection, Berkeley, California, by c. 1935; by descent to private collection, southern California. With John Moran Auctioneers, Inc., Pasadena, California, 13 October 2009. With Matthew's Galleries (auction), Lake Oswego, Oregon, 20 March 2012.
Site: View of Mount Hood, Oregon from the Washington side of the Columbia River.
Description: A snow-covered stratovolcano rises into a cloudless blue sky above two ranges of grey and brown foothills. On the right, a figure stands looking at the mountain, on a trail along the top of a sheer wall of the Columbia River gorge. To the right of the figure is a standing snag, green underbrush, a grove of four or five dark green conifers, and boulders lying on a slope; in the distance on the right is a steep cliff. On the left side of the river is another sheer wall below a gently rising slope. On the river is a sailboat with a dark, square sail; in the distance there may be another sailboat. (From the painting, 7 December 1999.)
Identification: Assigned, descriptive title.
Other title(s): Mt. Hood from the Columbia River (Matthew's Galleries (auction)); Mt. Hood landscape (John Moran Auctioneers, Inc.)

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