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Painting record FFSd0186

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[photo] Mount Shasta, California [6]

Size: 30 x 50 in (76 x 127 cm)
Inscription: Said to be signed l/l "F. Schafer" but not discernable in the available photographs.
Verso: Titled l/c "Mt. Shasta. Cal." in the artist's characteristic block-letter hand, lightly underlined.
Provenance: Sold August 1972 for $550 by Butterfield & Butterfield, San Francisco. With WIM Fine Arts, Oakland, California, in 1974. In collection of Mr. & Mrs. James R. Harvey, San Francisco, California, in 1990. "Private collection, Northern California" (may refer to collection of Mr. & Mrs. James R. Harvey); sold 12 April 2022 for $3,825 by Bonhams, Los Angeles, California, as lot 22 in auction 27554, "California Art".
Exhibited: Nineteenth Century Painters of the California Landscape, 1976; A Sense of Place: California Landscape Painting 1870–1930, San Francisco, 1978.
Reproductions: Inventory of American Paintings… record 71060520, S2.96 LC10/1; Early California and Western Art Research/Schafer slide #40 (color, 1976); William K. Dick photo #26 (color, 1972); WIM Fine Arts photo #39 (monochrome); Bonhams 12 April 2022 sale catalog.
Citations: 1976 exhibition catalog
Site: Mount Shasta, California, viewed through a valley, above a lake. Mount Shastina, somewhat smaller than it should be, appears on the left, indicating that the view is from the South. The shadow of Shastina indicates that the sun is setting in the West.
Description: A majestic snow-capped stratovolcano stands against an orange sky above a tranquil mountain lake. A clearing in the foreground on the left bank of the lake is covered with wildflowers, six boulders, and two fallen trees. A tall conifer stands at the left edge, while a grove of conifers closer to the center forms a pyramid standing higher than the peak. Behind them is a forest and behind that are cliffs. The sun brightens a glacial valley that leads from
Note: The profile of the mountain resembles Mount Hood more than Mount Shasta.
Identification: Title from the verso inscription. The photo by William K. Dick is from the Butterfield & Butterfield auction, the Early California and Western Art Research slide from the 1976 exhibition, and the WIM Fine Arts photo is identified with the Inventory of American Paintings report.
Other title(s): Mount Shasta and lake (1976 exhibition catalog)
In index(es): Title list, Mount Hood, Mount Shasta with Shastina small or omitted

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