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[photo] Morning in White Mountains [1]
Photo credit: William K. Dick, 1971
Date: probably undated
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 30 x 20 in (76 x 51 cm)
Inscription: l/l "F Schafer", in the artist's characteristic block-letter hand, initials conjoined in a monogram
Verso: said to be "Morning in White Mtns"
Provenance: With Trifles and Treasures, San Anselmo, California; to private collection, San Francisco, 1971; with Carlson Gallery, San Francisco, 1983.
Reproductions: William K. Dick photo #117 (color, 1971)
Citations: William K. Dick notes, page 71
Description: A solitary figure strolls down a rutted brown road with trees standing to the top of the painting on the right, slightly farther and not so high on the left. Felled logs line the road, surrounded with white wildflowers. In the distance beyond the figure a stream winds back and forth, beyond that is a meadow seen dimly through the haze, then a lake, and finally the grey profile of a mountain. The sky is blue with wisps of white clouds. (From a color photograph.)
Note: 1. See the list of forest path scenes for several other works of similar composition. 2. A painting with this title was exhibited in the Mechanics' Institute Nineteenth Industrial Exhibition in San Francisco and may have been offered as lot 50 on page 3 of the catalog of a May 1886 auction in Salt Lake City, Utah but there is not enough information in those catalogs to either include or exclude the possibility that it is the same painting.
In index(es): Title list, eastern United States scenes, forest path scenes

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