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[photo] Mount Shasta, California [4]
Photo credit: William K. Dick, 1971
Date: undated
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 32 x 52 in (81 x 132 cm)
Inscription: l/l "FSchafer", initials conjoined in a monogram, in the artist's block-letter hand
Verso: "Mt Shasta, California", in the artist's block-letter hand
Provenance: In private collection, Northern California, by 1970
Exhibited: Torrance Gallery 20th Anniversary Exhibition, San Anselmo, c. 1970
Reproductions: Early California and Western Art Research/Schafer slide #4 (color, 1970); William K. Dick photo #8 (color, 1971)
Site: Mount Shasta, California, viewed through a valley from the South, above a lake or river. Shastina stands on the left.
Description: Clouds gather above Shastina, while cloudy sky stands above snow-capped Mount Shasta in the center. On a path to the left of the water three riders in Indian garb and headdress face into the painting. The lower left triangle of dark forest, cliff, and rocky river bank contrasts with the bright sky and mountain. The sky has a misty morning appearance; the sun comes from the right (East). At the left in the foreground are two standing, white-trunked dead trees as well as several fallen trees. To the right of the path are two boulders in shadow and surrounded by wildflowers. The foreground is largely done in shades of green; the background in shades of pastel beige and blue. (From the painting, 19 July 1990.)

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