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Frederick Ferdinand Schafer Painting Catalog

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[photo] Mount Hood from The Dalles, Oregon [1]
Photo credit: Braarud Fine Art, LaConner, Washington
Medium: oil on canvas, lined
Size: 44 x 70 in (112 x 178 cm)
Inscription: l/r "F. Schafer" in the artist's characteristic block-letter hand, underlined.
Verso: Said to be "Mt Hood / from the Dalles Oregon" in the artist's hand. Paper labels of Braarud Fine Art and the Western Center for the Conservation of Fine Arts (see image)
Provenance: In collection of the Tacoma Presbyterian Church, Tacoma. Washington; to collection of Mr. & Mrs. Donald Young, Gig Harbor, Washington. Sold in 1993 by Braarud Fine Art, LaConner, Washington, inventory #9224, to private collection, Houston, Texas. Sold 18 May 2019 for $4,358 by Simpson Galleries LLC, Houston, Texas, as lot 184 in "Fine Art and Antiques" auction.
Reproductions: Alaska Airlines Magazine, January 1993; Nine, January 1993, page 5 (color).
Citations: Inventory of American Paintings… record 67530023
Site: Mount Hood, Oregon, viewed from the east.
Description: A snow-covered stratovolcano stands majestically--almost magically--in the center under a cloudless blue sky, with the sun from the right casting shadows on the volcano's left-facing slopes. The view is through a steep river valley and across several low-lying purplish-gray ridges. In the foreground a mountain slope on the right forms a triangle of more finished detail with a conifer grove near the back, two trees standing tall above the others and silhouetted agains the sky, a reddish cliff at the right edge, and a boulder-strewn grassy area with wildflowers near the front; a snag lies across one of the boulders pointing out toward a white-water river below. On the other side of the river is a less-detailed steep rocky slope. (From a color photograph.)
Legend: 1. Reported to have been a gift from the Schalea family to the Tacoma Presbyterian Church, before World War I. When the church was to be demolished, the minister gave it to a long-time employee. 2. Sale price in 1993 rumored to have been $60,000.
Other title(s): Mt. Hood (Braarud Fine Art inventory, Simpson Galleries LLC catalog)
In index(es): Title list, Columbia River scenes, Mount Hood, twenty representative works by the artist

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