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[photo] [Mount Hood from The Dalles, Oregon 2]
Photo credit: Early California and Western Art Research, 1982
Medium: oil on canvas, lined
Size: 40 x 60 in (102 x 152 cm)
Inscription: l/l "F. Schäfer", in the artist's characteristic block-letter hand, underlined
Verso: none reported (lined)
Provenance: Sold 23 September 1982 for $3850 by Butterfield & Butterfield, San Francisco, as lot 189 in sale 3220P. With Graham Gallery, New York, February 1984.
Reproductions: Rosenblum, Robert, "Art: Paintings of the American West", Architectural Digest, June 1991, page 146 (color); Antiques, The Magazine, February 1984, page 398 (color); Butterfield & Butterfield 23 September 1982 sale catalog; Early California and Western Art Research/Schafer slide #62 (color, 1982).
Site: A view of Mount Hood from The Dalles, a gorge along the Columbia River.
Description: The triangular, grey and white, snow-capped Mount Hood rises dramatically in the center background against a hazy blue-grey sky, viewed through a V-shaped river valley running from center to right foreground. In the left and center foreground are the trunks of two large fallen trees. The shadowed, mostly brown hillside on the left is sparsely covered with trees, some almost branchless as if a recent fire had denuded the valley. In the middle distance across a sun-brightened clearing, five horses and riders pass a large boulder while departing the scene on a trail along the left side of the river. The steep hillside to the right is also lightly forested; the foothills between the valley and Mount Hood are rocky. (From a color photograph.)
Identification: Title of unknown origin as appearing in the 1982 Butterfield & Butterfield catalog. The Early California and Western Art Research index identifies the slide with the Butterfield & Butterfield sale.
In index(es): Title list, Columbia River scenes, Mount Hood

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