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Painting record FFSd0690

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[photo] [Evening, Donner Lake]

Date: undated
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 30 x 50 in (76 x 127 cm)
Inscription: said to be l/l "F. Schafer", not visible in reproduction and not in the artist's hand
Verso: none reported
Provenance: Sold 12 December 2001 for $5000 + 17.5% by Butterfield & Butterfield, San Francisco, as lot 5164 in sale 7274D, "American and California Paintings"; to private collection, Atlanta, Georgia.
Reproductions: 12 December 2001 sale catalog.
Site: Uncertain; may or may not be Donner Lake.
Description: On the near (left) shore, there is a small encampment with several tepees, campfire, canoe, and figures. It is unclear if the figures depicted are Indians, trappers, or both. On the far (right) shore, smoke from a distant campfire rises. In the middle of the lake (distant), a small vessel with sail can be noted. Four or so birds fly about the lake, several swooping toward shore. (Owner's description)
Note: The painting closely resembles Evening on Silver Lake, California (attributed). In the absence of a title from the artist, it is anyone's guess what lake is depicted.
Identification: Title from unknown source as given by the sale catalog.

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