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[photo] Bridal Veil Fall, Yosemite Valley, California [11]

Date: n.d.
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 20 x 15 in (51 x 38 cm)
Inscription: Signed l/l: "F Schafer" in the artist's characteristic block-letter hand, with the "F" in black and remainder in red.
Verso: Titled in black brush on the canvas, l/c: "Bridal Veil Fall / Yosemite Valley, Cala." in the artist's characteristic block-letter hand. Priced u/c: "50.00". On upper frame: stickers of William Karges Fine Art and Turner Auctions and Appraisals. On upper end of left stretcher bar: another sticker reading "Richard / [illegible] / 1 + F".
Provenance: Offered by William A. Karges Fine Art, Carmel, California. Sold 2 October 2016 for $2150+25% by Turner Auctions and Appraisals, San Francisco, as lot 87 in "California and International Art Collection"; sold 10 October 2016 via eBay by "pannonius", Pacific Grove, California, to private collection, Denver, Colorado area.
Exhibited: See note.
Reproductions: Turner Auctions and Appraisals sale catalog
Site: Bridalveil Fall, Yosemite Valley, California, viewed from Bridalveil Meadow across the Merced river, with Cathedral Rocks in the background.
Note: The Turner Auctions and Appraisals catalog offers date, title, location, provenance, and possibly exhibition history in a single paragraph that reads
Created: First-quarter 20th century "Bridal Vail Falls" Yosemite Valley, William A. Karges Fine Art. Hickory Museum of Art Northern California
The named museum is located in Hickory, North Carolina, and its mention may indicate that the painting was exhibited there. The spelling "Vail" appears to be a misreading of the inscription.
Identification: Title from the artist's verso inscription, with the variant name "Bridal Veil" preserved and the abbreviation "Cala." expanded.

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