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[photo] [Bridal Veil Fall, Yosemite Valley 2]

Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 17 x 16 in (36 x 41 cm)
Inscription: l/l "FSchafer", initials conjoined in a monogram, barely visible in photograph.
Verso: in 1969 there was said to be no inscription, but the 2003 sale catalog reports the inscription "Bridal Veil Fall Yosemite Valley"
Provenance: Sold 14 October 1969 by Butterfield & Butterfield, San Francisco, as lot 576 in sale 2693, to private collection, San Francisco; offered in 1983 by Carlson Gallery, San Francisco. In private collection, San Francisco; sold 10 December 2003 for $4700 by Bonhams & Butterfields, San Francisco, as lot 6153 in sale 7479D. Offered in May 2021 by Saratoga Fine Art, Saratoga Springs, New York.
Reproductions: William K. Dick photo #87 (color, 1971); Bonhams & Butterfields 10 December 2003 sale catalog;
Site: Looking East along the Merced River toward Bridalveil Fall and Cathedral Rocks, in Yosemite Valley, California.
Description: In the right center a spectacular waterfall drops from a hanging glacial valley into a wide, flat valley below. Above the hanging valley in the haze stands a grey rocky promontory. In the hazy distance at the left is a cliff with another promontory. The middle distance is covered with a mixed broadleaf and conifer forest; nearer the viewer the banks of the river are flat and clear, with a few bushes, grass, and small rocks. A grove of light green broadleaf trees stands on the right bank, contrasting with the dark cliff above. Bright spots are seen at the top of the waterfall and along the edge on the left bank of the river. (From a color photograph.)
Identification: Descriptive title of unknown origin, as reported in the 2003 sale catalog. That catalog gives the signature as "T. Schafer".
In index(es): Title list, Yosemite Valley--Bridalveil Fall

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