< Tour Previous

Frederick Ferdinand Schafer Painting Catalog

Painting record FFSd0044

Tour next >

[photo] [Coast near Monterey]
Photo credit: Maxwell Galleries, Ltd., San Francisco
Date: probably undated
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 20 x 36 in (51 x 91 cm)
Inscription: l/l "F Schafer", in the artist's block-letter hand
Verso: said to be no inscription; see identification note
Provenance: With Garzoli Gallery in 1971; to private collection, San Francisco; with Garzoli Gallery in 1983. With WIM Fine Arts, Oakland, California, in 1988. With Bonhams & Butterfields, San Francisco, 4 October 1992. With Maxwell Galleries, Ltd., San Francisco, in 1999.
Reproductions: William K. Dick photo #77 (color, undated); WIM Fine Arts slide #5089 (color, 1988) 4 October 1992 sale catalog 5136D/D03, lot 29. Early California and Western Art Research/Schafer slide #115 (1992, not seen);
Site: The Pacific Ocean, looking South towards Cypress Point, near Monterey, California.
Description: A large coastal rock formation with a cypress tree on the top stands in the center middle distance with the ocean at the right. In the foreground the bank slopes up to the left with a stand of two Monterey Cypress trees in the center against the sky; two dead, standing snags are also part of the stand. Behind them to the left is a smaller cypress tree. Behind the trees stone cliffs lead out to the main point, distant hazy cliffs beyond the point continue all along the horizon. Surf turns the greenish-blue ocean to white along the beach. The lower half of the sky is filled with white clouds; it is blue above, but darker clouds appear at the left. Three or four white gulls are silhouetted in flight against the bluish distant mountains. (From a color photograph.)
Identification: The title comes from the WIM Fine Arts photograph. The Bonhams & Butterfields sale catalog adds the word California to the end of the title. The Early California and Western Art Research index indicates that the title is on the back, but doesn't indicate whether it is inscribed or is simply an exhibition label. The alternate title was used by Maxwell Galleries, Ltd..
Other title(s): Along the Coast, Monterey, California

Title list
Other lists
Help About the Artist Copyright Notice Schafer Catalog Home Page
Comments, corrections, or questions: Saltzer@mit.edu
Feb 13, 2017, 11:05 MST