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[photo] Morning in the Yosemite Valley, View from Artist's Point

Date: undated
Medium: oil on canvas, lined
Size: 30 x 50 in (76 x 127 cm)
Inscription: l/r "F Schafer S.F." in the artist's characteristic block-lettering hand
Verso: l/r "Morning in The Yosemite Valley Cal. / View from Artist's Point." in the artist's characteristic block-lettering hand. Currently covered by lining; see images.
Provenance: Sold 22 September 2008 for $200 as lot 1359 by Bunte Auction Services, Elgin, Illinois. Offered 12 December 2010 as lot 43 in "Modern and Contemporary Art" (passed) by Hindman, Chicago. Offered 28 March 2018 as lot 192 in "Objects Thru Time" sale (passed) by Hill Auction Gallery, Sunrise, Florida.
Reproductions: 12 December 2010 sale catalog (color); 28 March 2018 sale catalog (color).
Site: View East into Yosemite Valley, California, from along the old Mariposa trail at Artist's point. El Capitan is on the left and Cathedral Rocks and Bridalveil Fall are on the right.
Note: 1. The inscription "S.F." following the signature may indicate that this painting was executed between 1880 and 1886, when the artist had a studio in San Francisco. 2. This painting underwent extensive restoration including lining between 2008 and 2010. See images. 3. Given its Chicago location it is possible that this painting is one that appeared in Schafer's 1888 Chicago exhibition of 157 paintings, as reported in (Chicago) The Sunday Inter Ocean, June 3 and 10, 1888.
Identification: Title from currently covered verso inscription.
Other title(s): Mountain Landscape (Hill Auction Gallery)

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