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[photo] [Mount Rainier]
Photo credit: Matthew's Galleries, Lake Oswego, Oregon, 2007
Date: undated
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 22 x 36 in (56 x 91 cm)
Inscription: l/l "F.Schafer" back-sloping in the artist's block-letter hand, with a dot over the "a".
Verso: no inscription
Provenance: In private collection, Lake Oswego, Oregon, "since the turn of the century" (see note); sold 18 September 2007 for $2800+14% by Matthew's Galleries (auction), Lake Oswego, Oregon, as lot 39;. Offered 13 February 2008 via eBay by "gmorarts", Cathlamet, Washington. Sold 11 June 2008 for $2500+?bp by O'Gallerie Inc., Portland, Oregon as lot 698 in the Albert & Rita Kunz Estate Auction. With Uno Langmann Limited, Vancouver, B.C. in 2009, inventory j16887.
Reproductions: 18 September 2007 sale catalog lot #39. June 2008 sale catalog.
Citations: Matthew's Galleries inventory #6594. Personal communication with the 2020 dealer
Site: The profile of two peaks closely resembles that of Mount Rainier and Little Tahoma, in Washington state, but there is a possibility that it could be Mount Shasta, California, viewed from the southwest.
Note: 1. A family photograph dated 1908 is said to show this painting hanging on a wall in the background. 2. The 13 February 2008 eBay offering gives the size as 22 x 30 in but shows an image with proportions of 22 x 36. 3. Two paintings with this title were offered as lots 41 and 45 in the catalog of a 22 September 1882 auction in San Francisco, and a painting with this title was exhibited in the Mechanics' Institute Eighteenth Industrial Exhibition in San Francisco in 1883. Unfortunately, there is not enough information in either of those catalogs to either include or exclude the possibility that it is this painting.
Identification: Assigned title of unknown origin. The three sales all came with images of the same painting.
Other title(s): Mount Shasta (Matthew's Galleries and Uno Langmann Limited)

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