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Frederick Ferdinand Schafer Painting Catalog

Painting record FFSd0953

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[photo] [Indian camp and fishing boat below a butte]

Date: undated
Medium: oil on canvas laid down on fiberboard
Size: 24 x 15.5 in (61 x 40 cm)
Inscription: l/r "FSchafer", initials conjoined in a monogram, in the artist's characteristic block letter hand.
Verso: center, "NE" encircled; u/l "New* / 45 - " (indistinct)
Provenance: Offered by Case Antiques, Inc., Knoxville, Tennessee, 26 January 2013 (passed), then sold 25 January 2014 for $600 + 23% by Case Antiques, Inc. as lot 857 in "Winter Fine Art and Antiques Auction.
Reproductions: Case Antiques, Inc. 26 January 2013 sale catalog lot 191; 25 January 2014 sale catalog lot 857.
Site: Unidentified; may be Lassen Butte in northern California.
Identification: Assigned, descriptive title. The sale catalog identifies the painting as "El Capitan", but the geologic feature in the painting resembles neither the El Capitan of Yosemite Valley nor the El Capitan Butte in Monument Valley, Arizona. The sale catalog title is most likely a misidentification.
Other title(s): El Capitan (from Case Antiques, Inc. sale catalog)

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