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[photo] Carmel Bay near Monterey, California
Photo credit: Dealer's photograph, 2006
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 24 x 12 in (61 x 30 cm)
Inscription: l/r "F.Schafer", F and S connected with a ligature.
Verso: l/c "Carmel Bay / ner Monterey / California." in the artist's hand.
Provenance: An unidentified Seattle, Washington, estate sale; offered 24 March 2006 via eBay by "dlb511", Edmonds, Washington; with William A. Karges Fine Art, Carmel, California, November 2006.
Site: Carmel Bay, California, somewhere near Point Lobos. It was named for the Carmelite monks who accompanied the discovery ship.
Note: 1. Based on the rough brushwork, visible canvas texture, and small size, this painting may be a field sketch. 2. A painting with almost the same title was offered as lot 20 in the catalog of a July 1885 auction in Victoria, British Columbia but there is not enough information in that catalog to either include or exclude the possibility that it is the same painting.

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