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Frederick Ferdinand Schafer Painting Catalog

Painting record FFSd0039

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[photo] [Castle Rock, Sierra Nevada Mountains]

Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 30 x 14 in (76 x 36 cm) (?)
Inscription: said to be l/r "Frederick Schafer" (not visible in repro)
Provenance: With Bonhams & Butterfields, San Francisco, 9 December 1981.
Reproductions: 9 December 1981 sale catalog 3182, lot 95
Description: A tall narrow painting. A large tree with gnarled branches and exposed roots fills the entire right side. A stream flows around its base on the left; a dead tree falls over the stream. There is much forest clutter--dead branches and trees--in the lower half. A steep, narrow peak appears in the hazy distance at the top left. (From a monochrome photograph.)
Identification: Presumably descriptive title of unknown origin, as found in the 1981 sale catalog. The photograph has the proportions of a 35 x 14 inch painting.

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