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[photo] [Mountain landscape 7]
Photo credit: Bruce Davies, Craigdarroch Castle Historical Museum Society
Date: undated
Medium: oil on canvas, laid down on masonite
Size: 19 x 35 in (48 x 88 cm)
Inscription: l/r "F. Schafer", underlined
Verso: none visible (covered)
Provenance: In collection of Mr. R. B. Carbet, Calgary, Alberta, by 1973; to The Craigdarroch Castle Historical Museum Society, 1973.
Exhibited: The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, February 1994 to April 1994. Currently on permanent public display in the castle, in the smoking room, East wall.
Reproductions: Craigdarroch Castle photograph 994-092
Citations: Craigdarroch Castle accession file 983.780.
Description: A snow-covered mountain range with a lower, dark range in front stands as a backdrop across a lake or river. The sun, off the canvas to the left and low in the sky brightens a reddish-brown section of forest below the snow line. On the near side of the water stands a cluster of three or four conifers tall enough to be silhoutted against the sky, To their left, at the water's edge, is a large white boulder, behind which a fallen snag extends out over the water; a second, smaller snag lies on the near side of the boulder. Behind and to the right of the tall conifers is a dark forest; the foreground is brush-covered. There may be an Indian encampment on the other side of the water. (From the painting, 11 September 1998.)
Identification: Assigned, descriptive title. The Craigdarroch files record this painting as untitled.

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