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[photo] [Homestead at Sunset] (sketch)

Date: undated
Medium: oil on canvasboard
Size: 5.5 x 7.25 in (14 x 18 cm)
Inscription: l/r "F. Schafer" in black, second "F" capitalized, in a rounded hand often found on sketches.
Verso: No inscriptions; identifying paper label and taped clipping of artist bio.
Provenance: In the collection of Edan Milton Hughes, San Francisco, by 1992, inventory #981; to his estate on his passing, 21 April 2015; sold 22 March 2020 for $300 + 28% by Clar's Auction Gallery, Oakland, California, as lot 7126 in sale 620.
Description: A very dark painting except for the sky, which is bright with an orange patch near the horizon. Three birch tree trunks stand on the left, a house (or tent) and standing pole or snag on the right. Two white gulls or terns with black-tipped wings fly across a brownish foreground. Very loosely brushed. (From the painting, 3 July 1992.)
Note: In fall, 1999, an image of this painting was posted on the World-Wide Web site that displays the collection of Edan Milton Hughes. It was simultaneously offered for sale for $500 by california-art.com.
Identification: Assigned, descriptive title as found in Clar's Auction Gallery sale catalog.
Other title(s): [Landscape] (collection of Edan Milton Hughes inventory)

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