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[photo] The Alps of California [2]
Photo credit: Mark Traugott, courtesy of Slawinski Auction Company, 2008
Date: undated
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 20 x 35 in (51 x 89 cm)
Inscription: l/r "F. Schafer", in red, in the artist's characteristic block-letter hand
Verso: l/r "The Alps of California" in the artist's characteristic block-letter hand
Provenance: Sold 18 February 2008 for $2250+25% by Slawinski Auction Company, Scotts Valley, California, as lot 65. Offered 13 July 2014 (passed) by California Historical Design (A. C. Stickley), Berkeley, California, as lot 20; sold 28 June 2015 for $4750+15% as lot 497 and sold again 31 January 2016 for $4750+15% as lot 305.
Reproductions: Slawinski Auction Company 18 February 2008 sale catalog; 13 July 2014, 28 June 2015, and 31 January 2016 liveauctioneers.com sale catalogs.
Note: 1. In the 13 July 2014 and 28 June 2015 sales the size is reported as 20 x 36 inches. 2. A painting with the same title was exhibited at the Mechanics' Institute Nineteenth Industrial Exhibition in 1884 but there is not enough information in the exhibition listing to either include or exclude the possibility that it is the same painting.
Identification: Title from verso inscription.

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