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[photo] After a storm in the White Mountains
Photo credit: William K. Dick, 1970
Date: undated
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 22 x 36 in (56 x 91 cm)
Inscription: l/r "F. Schafer." in red, in the artist's block-letter hand, initials conjoined in a monogram
Verso: canvas, lower center, "After a Storm in the White Mountains", in the artist's block-letter hand, in black brush
Provenance: With Garzoli Gallery, San Francisco, in 1975. With Bonhams & Butterfields, San Francisco, 17 March 1982. With Bonhams & Butterfields, San Francisco, 21 July 1982. With Montgomery Gallery, San Francisco, 12 August 1989. With Robert W. Skinner Inc., Bolton, Mass., 13 November 1992. To private collection, Mendocino, California, 1 October 1998.
Reproductions: 17 March 1982 sale catalog 3192, lot 448A; 21 July 1982 sale catalog 3210A, lot 1086; 13 November 1992 sale catalog 1475, lot 64A; Early California and Western Art Research/Schafer slide #57 (color, 1982); William K. Dick photo #56 (color, undated)
Citations: Inventory of American Paintings… record 71067296
Description: The sun highlights a fisherman wearing a wide-brimmed hat, on a raging creek under a windblown tree which fills the left side of the picture. A bright green glade behind the figure and bright red and green fishing gear catch the eye; the rapids in the river are a brilliant white. Dead trees and branches litter the foreground on both sides; on the right is a gnarled mass of fallen trees; a small hill stands in the right background and a slightly larger hill is indistinctly visible in the center background. A bright but cloud-filled grey sky with a small patch of blue near the center completely blocks in the view. (From the painting, 12 Aug 1989, at the Montgomery Gallery.)
Note: This painting and In the White Mountains [1] seem to be views of the same site.
Legend: The Inventory of American Paintings listing gives a date of "c. 1880", perhaps based on the appearance of a painting with the same title in the 15th Mechanics Institute Exhibition in 1880 (p 49).
Identification: The photo from William K. Dick is identified with Garzoli, and the Inventory entry identifies Garzoli as its informant. All of the photographs appear to be of the same painting.

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