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[photo] Mount Hood, Oregon [1]
Photo credit: Braarud Fine Art, LaConner, Washington
Date: said to be undated
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 12 x 10 in (30 x 25 cm)
Inscription: l/r "F Schafer", in the artist's characteristic block-letter hand
Verso: said to be "Mt Hood, Ore."
Provenance: Sold ca 1971 by Garzoli Gallery, San Francisco to private collection, San Francisco; offered in 1983 by Carlson Gallery, San Francisco; sold 20 October 1983 for $495 by Butterfield & Butterfield, San Francisco, as lot 1187 in sale 3372P to Braarud Fine Art, LaConner, Washington; sold after 1985 for $1500 to private collection, Seattle, Washington.
Reproductions: William K. Dick photo #134 (color, 1971)
Citations: Butterfield & Butterfield 20 October 1983 sale catalog. Spring, 1985, Braarud Fine Art gallery list. Inventory of American Paintings… record 67530235.
Site: Mount Hood, Oregon, viewed from the Northeast, along the Columbia River.
Description: Snow-covered Mount Hood stands majestically in the center above several indistinctly seen, multicolored ranges of foothills, a steep brownish-grey bluff to the left, and a sharply sloped brown hillside immediately on the right. A large river flows from the lower left corner up through the center of the painting, loosely reflecting the blue sky and a forest that covers the far bank. On the near bank two conifers stand near the water's edge, while a small grove of trees stands higher up the slope, reaching into the sky. Above them a rocky cliff climbs high up the right edge; below them the trunk of a dead tree lies sprawled down the steep slope. The sky is hazy white with distinct white clouds just above the mountain peak. (From a color photograph.) "A rocky cliff, trees and green brushy slope angles diagnonally in the right foregound, a river (Columbia?, Hood?) in middle ground and the mountain centered over all. A few clouds in the sky." (From the gallery list.)
Identification: Title from the artist's verso inscription. The identification with the Carlson offering is confirmed by William K. Dick; the identification with the Butterfield & Butterfield sale is confirmed by Braarud Fine Art.
In index(es): Title list, Columbia River scenes, Mount Hood

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