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[photo] Morning on the McCloud River, California
Photo credit: Owner's photograph, 2017
Date: n.d.
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 30 x 20 in (76 x 51 cm)
Inscription: Signed l/l: "F.Schafer" in the artist's characteristic block-letter hand. There may be an accent mark over the "a".
Verso: Titled: "Morning on McCloud Riv. / Cala." in black brush on the canvas in the artist's characteristic block-letter hand.
Provenance: Sold in 2017 by Michael Parsons Fine Art, Portland, Oregon, to private collection, Mount Shasta, California.
Citations: Personal communications with the collector, 2017.
Site: A view of Mount Shasta but probably not from the McCloud River, which is too far east of the stratovolcano for it to have this profile. Either it is a composite of a view from the Dunsmuir area and a valley from along the McCloud river or it may be a view from the McCloud arm of Shasta Lake.
Note: (1) The painting bears a strong resemblence to Morning on Mount Shasta, 14,400 feet high from Shasta Lake, California. (2) A painting with this title appeared as lot 26 in the catalog of a May 1886 exhibition and auction sale in Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, but the information in that catalog is insufficient to either include or exclude the possibility that this is the same painting.
Identification: Title from the artist's verso inscription.

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