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[photo] Autumn in the Adirondacks [2]
Photo credit: William K. Dick, 1971
Date: probably undated
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 30 x 20 in (76 x 51 cm)
Inscription: l/r "F. Schafer", in the artist's characteristic block-letter hand, underlined
Verso: said to be titled
Provenance: Offered in June 1971 by Surrey House Antiques, Santa Cruz, California. Sold 5 October 1981 for $715 by Sotheby's, Los Angeles, as lot 217 in sale 320.
Reproductions: 5 October 1981 sale catalog vol. 1, William K. Dick photo #113 (color, 1971)
Citations: Inventory of American Paintings… records 63001723 and 630029655
Description: A man carrying a walking stick strolls along a rutted forest path toward the viewer. Grey-trunked trees mostly bare of leaves dominate the right side of the path. The sky is very pale blue, becoming brighter in the haze or fog near the horizon, and contrasting with the autumn oranges, yellows, and browns of the forest along the sides and the path below. (From a color photograph.)
Note: See the list of forest path scenes for several other works of similar composition. There may be an acute accent over the "a" in the signature. See also the Note for Autumn in the Adorondacks [3].
Identification: The two Inventory of American Paintings entries are duplicates; they both cite the Sotheby's sale as the source.
In index(es): Title list, eastern United States scenes, forest path scenes

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