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[photo] Moonlight on the Truckee River [1]
Photo credit: William K. Dick, 1972
Date: probably undated
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 30 x 20 in (76 x 51 cm)
Inscription: l/l "F Schafer" in red, in the artist's block-letter hand, initials conjoined in a monogram
Verso: said to be "Moonlight on the Truckee River"
Provenance: With Brown's Antiques, San Francisco, in 1972.
Reproductions: William K. Dick photo #121 (color, 1972)
Description: The lower half of a bright yellow full moon in the upper center of a brownish sky is partly covered with clouds. Dense trees stand high on both sides of a small river. In the left foreground brush and wildflowers grow around two dead tree trunks; on the right a log lies along the bank. The moon reflects in the rapids of the stream. The entire painting is in tones of yellow and brown. (From a color photograph.)
Note: Paintings with this title have appeared in at least three 19th century auction catalogs but without enough information to either include or exclude the possibility that one of them is this painting. See Paintings known only by title for details.

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