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[photo] [Mount Shasta, California 13]
Photo credit: Early California and Western Art Research, 1984
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 30 x 49 in (76 x 124 cm)
Inscription: l/l "F. Schafer", in the artist's characteristic block-letter hand
Verso: illegible letters penciled on stretcher
Provenance: In private collection, Los Angeles, by 1984; sold in 1987. With Szymanski Gallery, Beverly Hills, California. With Montgomery Gallery, San Francisco, in 1989.
Reproductions: Early California and Western Art Research/Schafer slide #70 (color, 1984)
Site: Mount Shasta, California, viewed through a valley from the South, above a river, perhaps the Sacramento. Shastina stands on the left.
Description: The sun, unseen at the left, bathes the snow-capped peaks of Shastina, on the left, and Mount Shasta in a bright coral glow against an intense blue sky. A river appears at the center, flowing out of the painting at the right front. Smoke curls high in the air above a tiny bright campfire on the dark far bank. A cliff rises beyond the campfire; the river bank to the left has tall trees, wild flowers, a boulder, and a fallen tree in the foreground. (From the painting, 12 August 89)
Note: 1. A label, verso, indicates that Szymanksi once offered the painting. 2. The Early California and Western Art Research index gives the size as 30 x 50 in.
Identification: Assigned, descriptive title, based on paintings of the same scene that were titled by the artist.
Other title(s): Mount Shasta at sunset (Early California and Western Art Research index)
In index(es): Title list, Mount Shasta and Shastina

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