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[photo] Sentinel Rock, Yosemite Valley, California [1]
Photo credit: William K. Dick, 1971
Date: 1884
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 31 x 21 in (78 x 53 cm)
Inscription: l/r "FSchafer 84", initials conjoined in a monogram, in the artist's characteristic block-letter hand
Verso: l/c "Sentinel Rock, Yosemite Valley, Ca."
Provenance: In private collection, Northern California, by 1970.
Exhibited: Torrance Gallery 20th Anniversary Exhibition, San Anselmo, California, c. 1970
Reproductions: Early California and Western Art Research/Schafer slide #2 (color, 1970); William K. Dick photo #124 (color, 1971)
Site: View East through Yosemite Valley, California, at Sentinel Rock.
Description: Standing in the center of a river, the viewer looks directly at the blue-grey Sentinel rock, with tall, dark green, trees below and to the left. Bright sun streams down the steep slope of Sentinel canyon on the right. On the right bank of the river, brush grows along the shore, dark conifers rise behind the brush, and lighter yellow-green foliage covers the lower part of a steep rocky hillside above. The distant reaches and cliffs of the canyon are very hazy, and the sky is mostly cloud-filled. (From the painting, 19 July 1990.)
Note: Paintings with this or very similar titles have appeared in at least five 19th century auction catalogs but without enough information to either include or exclude the possibility that one of them is this painting. See Paintings known only by title for details.
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