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[photo] Sunset on the Three Sisters, Oregon [1]
Photo credit: Owner's photograph, August, 2000
Date: said to be 1890
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 22 x 36 in (61 x 91 cm)
Inscription: l/r "F Schafer"
Verso: said to be "Sunset on Three Sisters, Oregon" and dated 1890
Provenance: With unidentified seller, c. 1935; To private collection, Walnut Creek, California, in 1935.
Reproductions: William K. Dick photo #40 (color, 1972)
Site: The Three Sisters mountains, Oregon, viewed across a river.
Description: Two figures (fishing?), one standing and the other sitting on the right bank of a river, look across at an encampment in a green clearing on the left bank. The snow-covered Three Sisters stand in the background against a bright blue sky; wisps of clouds, the snowcaps, the tops of several intermediate ridges, and a reddish cliff that stands above the left bank are bathed coral by the sun setting off the canvas to the right. Behind the onlookers is a large white rock with a fallen tree trunk suspended on its rear flank; farther up the slope on the right three tall conifers reach above a high cliff in the background to the sky. (From a color photograph.)
Note: Listings of auctions in November 1884, July 1885 (lot 29), November 1885 (lot 20 on page 4), and May 1886 (lot 25) include paintings with this title but the information in those listings is insufficient to either include or exclude the possibility that any of them are this painting. See Paintings known only by title for details.
In index(es): Title list, Indian encampments as incidental subjects, sunset scenes, the Three Sisters, Oregon, dated paintings

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