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Frederick Ferdinand Schafer Painting Catalog

Painting record FFSd0761

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[photo] On Merced River, California [3]

Medium: oil on canvas, lined with transparent material and backed with a foamcore board.
Size: 16 x 26 in. (41 x 66 cm)
Inscription: l/l "F. Schafer" (There appears to be a period after the signature, but it is probably part of the background of the painting.)
Verso: l/c "on Merced River Cala" in black brush
Provenance: In private collection, Pennslvania; sold 14 May 2005 for $1600 + 15% by Pook & Pook, Inc., auctioneers, Downingtown, Pennsylvania, as lot 1491 in "Two-day Sale of Furniture, Art, & Accessories" Offered January 2006 by Spanierman Gallery LLC, New York City. Sold 11 June 2009 for $1,000 + 19.5% by Heritage Auctions, Inc., Dallas, Texas as lot 77381 in "Signature American Art Auction" sale #5024.
Reproductions: 14 May 2005 on-line auction catalog; Spanierman Gallery LLC on-line catalog; Heritage Auctions, Inc. 11 June 2009 on-line catalog.
Note: Two paintings with almost the same title were offered as lot 97 on page 7 and lot 195 on page 11 of the catalog of a 17 November 1885 auction in San Francisco but there is not enough information in that catalog to either include or exclude the possibility that one of them is this painting.
Identification: The Pook & Pook, Inc., auctioneers, Spanierman Gallery LLC, and Heritage Auctions, Inc. photographs all appear to be of the same painting.

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