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[photo] The Three Sisters, Oregon [2]
Photo credit: Walter Nelson-Rees, WIM Fine Arts
Date: probably undated
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 24 x 42 in (61 x 107 cm)
Inscription: l/r "FSchafer", initials conjoined in a monogram, in the artist's characteristic block-letter hand, underlined
Verso: said to be titled
Provenance: In private collection, Los Altos, California by 1974; offered in 1975 by Thompson's Antiques, Jackson, California. Sold 21 January 1981 for $4125 by Butterfield & Butterfield, San Francisco, as lot 182 in sale 3132A, to WIM Fine Arts, Oakland, California.
Reproductions: Butterfield & Butterfield 21 January 1981 sale catalog. Archives of California Art photo (color). WIM Fine Arts photo #1119 (color).
Citations: 30 September 1974 letter to The Oakland Museum of California, in Archives of California Art. Inventory of American Paintings… record 71063683. Thompson's Antiques 15 October 1975 letter to The Oakland Museum of California, in Archives of California Art.
Site: The Three Sisters mountains, Oregon, viewed across a river.
Description: The snow-covered Three Sisters stand in the background with a lower range in the middle distance above a river valley crossing from lower left to the center, where it disappears behind a hillside to the right. On the far, heavily forested, bank of the river is an Indian encampment with three tepees and a canoe. Above the near bank of the river are conifers and a field of wild flowers in the right foreground. Very light in color; fluffy white and dark clouds on a blue sky. This painting is similar in composition to, but a scene different from, Three Sisters, Oregon [3]. (From a color photograph.)
Identification: A note on the back of the Archives of California Art photograph gives the size as 24 x 41 in. In the 1974 letter to The Oakland Museum of California the owner gives the title as Twin Sisters, Oregon but the photograph is of the same painting offered by Butterfield. In the submission to the IAP the same owner gives the size as 30 x 50, but otherwise appears to describe the same painting.
In index(es): Title list, Indian encampments as incidental subjects, the Three Sisters, Oregon

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