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[photo] On the Passaic River, New York

Date: undated
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 20 x 36 in. (51 x 91 cm)
Inscription: said to be l/r "F. Schafer" (not visible in photograph)
Verso: "on the Passaic River, N Y" ("Y" reported; cut off in photograph)
Provenance: With Butterfield & Butterfield, San Francisco 9 December 1999.
Reproductions: 9 December 1999 sale catalog 7076D, lot 5211
Description: On the right, two figures--a woman wearing a white dress and carrying a pail, and a child, pass through an opening in a rail fence, walking along a trail that leads down a grassy, rock-strewn slope towards a river. A large broadleaf tree stands to the left of the figures, with more trees in the distance to the right. The left bank of the river has a similar grassy slope with a grove of trees beyond. In the distance, a line of trees along the river bank stands at the edge of a field; beyond the field is a range of low hills standing beneath a hazy sky. (From a color photograph.)
Note: This painting appears to depict the same general locale as In the Grass Valley.

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