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[photo] Mount Hood from Hood River, Oregon [1]
Photo credit: William K. Dick, 1976
Date: probably 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 photograph)
Verso: said to be titled
Provenance: With Wortsman Stewart Gallery, San Francisco, 1978. With Butterfield & Butterfield, San Francisco, 23 September 1982.
Reproductions: Early California and Western Art Research/Schafer slide #42 (color, 1978); William K. Dick photo #104 (color, 1976)
Citations: 23 September 1982 sale catalog 3220P, lot 121
Site: View along the Hood River with Mount Hood, Oregon, in the background.
Description: The white snow cap of Mount Hood with pinkish lower reaches and purplish-grey ranges in front stands in sharp contrast to the cloudless deep blue sky above. The river flows from the center to the left front; a dugout canoe on the bank has three figures, one seated, one standing, and one leaning over, apparently pushing the canoe off shore. White boulders stand on the right side; the sun catches the high parts of trees on the right; there is a beige cliff behind the trees. Driftwood stands on the near shore, dead trees are sprawled across the boulders. (From a color photograph.)
Note: The scene is very similar to that of Mount Hood from Hood River [2] and also [Mount Hood from Hood River, Oregon 3].
Identification: The Early California and Western Art Research index gives the size as approx 36 x 52 in and identifies the slide with the Wortsman Stewart Gallery offering in 1978. The identification with the later Butterfield & Butterfield sale is probable but not certain.

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