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[photo] [Indians overlooking river with snow-covered range in background]

Medium: oil on canvas, lined
Size: 29 x 40 in (74 x 102 cm)
Inscription: l/l "F Schafer", in the artist's characteristic block-letter hand, may be underlined (partially covered by frame edge)
Provenance: Offered by William A. Karges Fine Art, Carmel, 1996. Sold 25 May 2021 by John Moran Auctioneers, Inc., Monrovia, California, for $6875 as Lot 72 in sale "Art of the American West".
Description: Two Indians in native garb on horseback stand on a rock promontory overlooking a white-water river; the one on the right is pointing to something in the distance. A snow-capped mountain range stands as a backdrop, under grey cloudy skies with patches of blue on the left. In the left foreground stand two prominent gnarled, intertwined trees on a brightly lit grassy slope. Closer to the viewer are a snag lying across a rock, and three small conifers standing amidst a dense brushy patch of wildflowers. A steep cliff stands on the very left edge in the distance; on the far side of the river are unfinished rocky slopes with patches of forest. Another snag lies across a a boulder at the right front edge, extending out over the river. (From the color photographs.)
Identification: Assigned, descriptive title.
Other title(s): [Native Americans on horseback in a mountain landscape] (John Moran Auctioneers, Inc. sale catalog)
In index(es): Title list, unidentified mountain scenes

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