Inscribed in the plate, l.c., in engraving: From Copyright Photograph 1907 by E. S. Curtis; l.l.: START OF A WAR-PARTY; verso, in graphite, u.l.: CS7/$40; l.r.: 505; in black ballpoint pen, l.r.: 713 (on sticker)
A sweeping winter river scene opens up from the foreground and sweeps away towards the left. Ice floes dot the river surface and snowy hills frame trees that stand along the riverbank in the middle distance. The palette of this painting is restricted to mauves, blues, greens, and whites.
Inscribed LL: Sacremento(sic) Street, San Francisco Signed and dated LR: Mallette Dean 1938 Addt'l markings: mongram, block LR: HMD Original Calif. FAP label, typed date: 10/31/38 Stamped: San Francisco AUG 29 1939