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[photo] Sunset on the Three Sisters, Oregon [2]
Photo credit: William K. Dick, 1972
Date: probably undated
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 30 x 50 in (76 x 127 cm)
Inscription: l/r "F. Schafer", in the artist's characteristic block-letter hand, underlined, in red
Verso: said to be titled
Provenance: Offered in 1972 by Garzoli Gallery, San Francisco. Offered 25 May 1982 (not sold) by Butterfield & Butterfield, San Francisco, as lot 461 in sale 3205A.
Reproductions: Butterfield & Butterfield 25 May 1982 sale catalog, Early California and Western Art Research/Schafer slide #58 (color, 1982), William K. Dick photo #43 (color, 1972).
Site: The Three Sisters mountains, Oregon, viewed across a river.
Description: The mountains are snow-capped; the river runs from the middle distance to left foreground. On the near bank is a path leading to the right between two white boulders into a dark green conifer forest. There is a tent in the distance on the far side of the river, with a campfire, smoke, and a dugout canoe on the river bank. The sky is a deep turquoise; the lower slopes of the mountain are a coral hue. The setting sun bathes a slope high on the right and a ridge on the left with a warm, reddish hue. (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.
Identification: Title from the reported verso inscription.
In index(es): Title list, sunset scenes, the Three Sisters, Oregon

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