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[photo] Morning in the redwoods, California [1]
Photo credit: Owner's photograph
Date: undated
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 30 x 20 in (76 x 51 cm)
Inscription: l/r "F. Schàfer", sweeeping underline, in the artist's block-letter hand, umlaut ambiguous, may be a grave accent.
Verso: l/r "Morning in the Redwoods/California."
Provenance: private collection, San Francisco, c. 1890, by descent in the family c. 1925, again in 1950, and again in 1987, to private collection, Livermore, California.
Description: A bearded man wearing a red shirt sits on a chair in front of a small log cabin in a clearing surrounded by tall redwood trees under a bright blue sky. Boulders lie along a stream, which is bridged by a plank, on the lower right. Just behind the cabin is a small broadleaf tree. A clothesline runs from the cabin to the nearest tree on the right. (From a color photograph.)
Note: A painting with this title was exhibited in the Mechanics' Institute Nineteenth Industrial Exhibition in San Francisco and paintings with this title have appeared in at least three 19th century auction catalogs but without enough information to either include or exclude the possibility that any of them is this painting. See Paintings known only by title for details.

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