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[photo] [Mount Shasta (?)]
Photo credit: Matthew's Galleries, Lake Oswego, Oregon, 2007
Date: undated
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 22 x 36 in (56 x 91 cm)
Inscription: l/l "F.Schafer" back-sloping in the artist's block-letter hand, with a dot over the "a".
Verso: no inscription
Provenance: In private collection, Lake Oswego, Oregon, "since the turn of the century" (see note); sold 18 September 2007 for $2800+14% by Matthew's Galleries (auction), Lake Oswego, Oregon, as lot 39;. Offered 13 February 2008 via eBay by "gmorarts", Cathlamet, Washington. Sold 11 June 2008 for $2500+?bp by O'Gallerie Inc., Portland, Oregon as lot 698 in the Albert & Rita Kunz Estate Auction. With Uno Langmann Limited, Vancouver, B.C. in 2009, inventory j16887.
Reproductions: 18 September 2007 sale catalog lot #39. June 2008 sale catalog.
Citations: Matthew's Galleries inventory #6594. Personal communication with the 2020 dealer
Site: May be Mount Shasta, California, viewed from the southwest, though the profile of two peaks more resembles that of Mount Rainier and Little Tahoma, in Washington state.
Note: 1. A family photograph dated 1908 is said to show this painting hanging on a wall in the background. 2. The 13 February 2008 eBay offering gives the size as 22 x 30 in but shows an image with proportions of 22 x 36. 3. The O'Gallerie Inc. titled the painting "Mt. Rainier".
Identification: Assigned title of unknown origin. The three sales all came with images of the same painting.
Other title(s): Mount Rainier (O'Gallerie Inc.)

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