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[photo] [Sunset on the Three Sisters 6]
Photo credit: Owner's photograph, undated
Medium: oil on canvas laid down on board
Size: 30 x 50 in (76 x 127 cm)
Inscription: l/l "FSchafer", underlined, initials conjoined in a monogram, in Schafer's characteristic block-letter hand
Verso: none visible--laid down on board
Provenance: Sold in the 1960s by a second-hand shop in Grass Valley, California; to private collection, central Oregon.
Citations: Personal communications with the collector 15-21 March 2015
Site: The Three Sisters mountains in Oregon, viewed from the northwest across the White Branch River near the McKenzie toll road, now known as the Old McKenzie Highway (Oregon State highway 242). North Sister (Faith) is on the left, Middle Sister (Hope) in the center, and South Sister (Charity) on the right.
Note: Listings of auctions in November 1884, July 1885 (lot 29), November 1885 (lot 20 on page 4), and May 1886 (lot 25) include paintings with this title but the information in those listings is insufficient to either include or exclude the possibility that any of them are this painting. See Paintings known only by title for details.
Identification: Assigned, descriptive title based on the similarity to other paintings of the subject that were titled by the artist.
In index(es): Title list, Indian encampments as incidental subjects, sunset scenes, the Three Sisters, Oregon

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