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[photo] The Yosemite Valley from Artist's Point, California [4]
Photo credit: Braarud Fine Art, LaConner, Washington, 2004
Date: undated
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 30 x 50 in (76 x 127 cm)
Inscription: said to be l/r "F.Schafer" (not visible in reproduction)
Verso: said to be "The Yosemite Valley / from Artist's Point, Cala."
Provenance: private collection, Portland, Oregon; with Braarud Fine Art, La Conner, Washington, in 2004.
Reproductions: American Art Review, November-December 2004 (color)
Citations: Inventory of American Paintings… record 67530233
Site: A view looking East up Yosemite Valley, California, from high on the South side, near Artist's point along the Madera road.
Note: (1) This is one of several Schafer paintings of Yosemite Valley in which the tall foreground conifers are clustered in pairs or threes. Other examples are the small watercolor [Three hikers entering Yosemite Valley], oils The Yosemity Valley - California [5], [The Yosemite Valley 13] (1881), [Yosemite Valley from Artist's Point, California 5], and the mural The Yosemite Valley (1895). (2) Conservation treatment in 2004 by the Western Center for the Conservation of Fine Arts, Denver, Colorado.
Legend: Said to have been in the family since before 1900.

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