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[photo] Winter morning

Date: undated
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 30 x 20 in (76 x 51 cm)
Inscription: Signed l/r: "F. Schafer" in artist's block-letter hand, with exaggerated downstrokes
Verso: Priced u/r: "50.00" and titled l/c: "…inter Morning", both in the artist's characteristic block-letter hand. The initial letter of the title is obscured by a repair patch, probably "W".
Provenance: In private collection, San Francisco, 1971. Sold 16 March 2014 for $775+20% by Clar's Auction Gallery, Oakland, California as lot 6148; offered 28 March 2014 via eBay by "justgreatpaintings", Orange, California.
Reproductions: William K. Dick photo #112 (color, 1971); Clar's Auction Gallery sale catalog.
Description: A winter landscape executed entirely in shades of grey and brown. A grey cabin with a red chimney, a leanto at the left end and a small outbuilding behind it on the right stand in the lower center, viewed down a snow-covered path lined with tall leafless trees. Amongst the trees are small bits of bright brown foliage. The sun brightens a patch of snow-covered grass in the left foreground; the trunk of a fallen tree lies in the right foreground. The sky gradually changes shade from a light grey near the top to a brightening yellow near the horizon. (From a color photograph.)
Note: The painting depicts a cabin in a broad-leaf forest with no background mountains, suggesting that it might be an eastern scene.

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