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[photo] [Mountain landscape with three trees] (sketch)

Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 12 x 18 in (31 x 46 cm)
Inscription: Signed l/r: "F. Schafer" in the rounded sketch hand
Verso: Numbered: "303"(?) in chalk on the side of the frame.
Provenance: In private collection, by 1971. Sold 10 February 2018 for $410 by Michaan's Auctions by the Bay, Inc., Alameda, California, as lot 277. Sold 19 April 2022 for $625 via eBay by seller "pannonius", Pacific Grove, California.
Reproductions: William K. Dick photo #158 (color, 1971). Michaan's Auctions by the Bay, Inc. sale catalog.
Attribution: See discussion at sketches.
Description: Three tall conifers stand in isolation at the left above a grassy field, the sun brightening their uppermost branches. In the distance is a snow-covered mountain peak viewed through a valley with forests at the bottom and rugged cliffs on both sides. The painting is very bright, being done almost entirely in unsaturated yellows, greens, and browns. (From a color photograph.)
Identification: Descriptive title assigned by unknown source.
Other title(s): [Valley Landscape with Mountain]
In index(es): Title list, unidentified mountain scenes, sketches

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