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[photo] Mount Shasta, California [7]
Photo credit: Owner's photograph, 2006
Medium: oil on canvas, lined
Size: 30 x 50 in (76 x 127 cm)
Inscription: l/l "F Schaefer" in the artist's characteristic block-letter hand, partly underlined.
Verso: "Mount Shasta, Cal." in the artist's characteristic block-letter hand
Provenance: To private collection, Taylor, Texas, 1965; with Bent Gallery and Museum, Taos, New Mexico, January 2000; by descent to private collection, Austin, Texas, November 2003.
Reproductions: William K. Dick photo #6 (color, 1972)
Site: A morning view of Mount Shasta from the south, probably near the town of Dunsmuir. Shastina is on the left.
Description: Shastina is almost as high and massive as Shasta, both being lightly snow-covered as if it were late summer. The sky is hazy and cloudy, and the mountains, viewed from a wide valley, are obscured by haze. The lower left triangle is a mountainside with two large boulders surrounded by wildflowers in the foreground. Two conifers and a snag are silhouetted against the sky, with a forest in the middle distance, and background rocky cliffs that on the very left extend higher than the mountain peaks. On the flat valley floor near a river or small pond is an Indian encampment with four tepees and the smoke from a campfire. Just to the right of the encampment are several tall conifers. (From a color photograph.)
Note: This painting is one of the few signed (or reported to be signed) with the spelling "Schaefer". The painting was lined in 1987 by Trade Picture Services Limited of London.
In index(es): Title list, Indian encampments as incidental subjects, Mount Shasta and Shastina

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