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[photo] The Bridal Veil Fall, Yosemite Valley, California, 900 Feet High [9]
Photo credit: Owner's photograph
Date: not dated
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 30 x 20 in (76 x 51 cm)
Inscription: Signed l/l: "F. Schafer." in the artist's characteristic block-letter hand with added vertical serifs on the "S".
Verso: Titled l/c: "the Bridal Veil Fall / Yosemite Valley Cal. / 900 Feet high" in black brush on the canvas; said to be priced u/r: "$75.00" in the same hand.
Provenance: Sold by 2001 by an unidentified antique dealer in south Alabama to private collection, Alabama, in 2001; sold 9 June 2002 for $2250+17.5% by Bonhams & Butterfields, San Francisco, as lot 8157 in sale 7337D.
Reproductions: Bonhams & Butterfields 9 June 2002 sale catalog.
Citations: Personal communication with the owner, 2001.
Site: View of Bridalveil Fall and the Merced river, Yosemite, from the valley floor.
Description: On the right side of the river are two colorfully dressed figures, apparently Indians (owner's description.)
Identification: Title from the artist's verso title inscription. The second letter in the word "Feet" in the title inscription can be read as an "o" and the 9 June 2002 sale catalog reads the word as "foot".

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