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[photo] Yosemite Valley from Union Point looking South
Photo credit: Courtesy of Bonham's and Butterfields, 2008
Date: undated
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 26 x 16 in (66 x 41 cm)
Inscription: l/l "F Schafer" in the artist's block lettering hand
Verso: l/c "Yosemite Valley Cal. / from Union Point / Looking South." in the artist's block lettering hand. Label of Kerwin Galleries affixed to the (modern) frame.
Provenance: In "Private Collection, Brentwood, California"; sold 14 September 2008 for $1600+20% by Bonhams & Butterfields, San Francisco, as lot 3043 in sale 16383.
Reproductions: Bonhams & Butterfields sale catalog (color).
Site: Sentinel Rock and Yosemite Valley, California, viewed from the Glacier Point trail.
Note: 1. The 13 September 2008 sale catalog incorrectly identifies the painting with [Yosemite Valley from Union Point], a similar painting in the Schafer catalog. 2. A painting with almost the same title (it omits the words "Looking South") was offered as lot 54 on page 5 of the catalog of a 17 November 1885 auction in San Francisco but there is not enough information in that catalog to either include or exclude the possibility that it is this painting.
Identification: Title from the verso inscription.

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