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[photo] Old Woolen Mill in the Catskills, New York
Photo credit: Owner's photograph, 2017
Date: n.d. (see note)
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 22 x 16 inches (56 x 41 cm)
Inscription: Signed l/r: "F Schäfer" in the artist's characteristic block-letter hand, faintly underlined, umlaut resembles a circumflex.
Verso: Titled l/c: "Old Woolen mill / in the Catskills N Y" in the artist's characteristic block-letter hand.
Provenance: Acquired April 2017 by private collection, Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Site: The woolen mill in the painting is located near Palenville, New York, about a mile from the subjects of at least two other Schafer paintings, Catskill Fall, Catskill Mountains, New York and Autumn on South Lake, Catskill Mountains, New York.
Note: 1. This painting may have been executed between the fall of 1871 and the spring of 1873, a period when Schafer is thought to have been resident on the east coast of the United States before moving to San Francisco. 2. A painting titled Old Mill in the Catskill Mts. was offered as lot 3 on page 3 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 it is this painting.
Identification: Title from the artist's verso inscription.

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