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[photo] [Yosemite Valley] (sketch 4)

Medium: oil on canvas
Size: said to be 12 x 18 in (31 x 46 cm)
Inscription: Signed l/r: "F. SchaFer", underlined, in what appears to be the artist's characteristic block-letter hand; may have been added later by someone else.
Verso: Back covered
Provenance: The artist; by descent in 1927 to the artist's daughter, Eda (Schafer) Hughes Freitas, Oakland, California; by descent in 1935 to the artist's grandson, Frederick Otto Hughes, Sacramento, California; by gift circa 1982 to the artist's great-grandson, Melvyn Frederick Hughes, Tucson, Arizona; sold January 2016 to private collection, Tucson, Arizona. With Uno Langmann Limited, Vancouver, B.C. in 2020, included in inventory #j19462. (The provenance before the January 2016 sale is based on October 2015 e-mails from and telephone conversations with Melvyn Frederick Hughes. The exact trail of ownership within the family is uncertain.)
Citations: Personal communications with Melvyn Frederick Hughes in 2015 and 2016, with the 2016 collector in 2017, and with Uno Langmann Limited in 2020.
Identification: Assigned, descriptive title.

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