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[photo] Lassen Butte, California
Photo credit: Owner's photograph, 2018
Date: n.d.
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 10 x 12 in (25 x 30 cm)
Inscription: Signed l/l: "FSchafer." in a cramped version of the artist's characteristic block-letter hand. The indistinct initials may be conjoined in a monogram.
Verso: Titled in pencil on the stretcher: "Lassen Butte Cal" in an unknown script hand.
Provenance: In collection of judge Edward Coke Hill (1866 - 1961), Anchorage, Alaska, and Oakland, California; by descent to his wife, Ella Martha Wilson Hill (1879 - 1962), Oakland, California; bequeathed to private collection, Oakland, California; thence by descent in the family twice, most recently in 1999, to private collection, Santa Cruz, California.
Citations: Personal communication with the 1999 owner.
Site: Lassen Peak, California, before that volcano erupted in 1914/1915.
Note: (1) The small size suggests that this is an oil sketch but the foreground is quite detailed, which suggests that it is actually a small studio painting. (2) A painting with the title "Lassen Butte" was offered for sale in a 14 October 1909 auction in Victoria, British Columbia, but the information in that listing is insufficient to either include or exclude the possibility that it is the same painting.
Identification: Title as found on verso stretcher inscription.

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