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[photo] Cypress Point, Monterey [1]
Photo credit: Walter Nelson-Rees, WIM Fine Arts
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 12 x 20 in (30 x 51 cm)
Inscription: l/r "F Schafer", in the artist's block-letter hand, underlined
Verso: u/c "83"; l/r "Cypress Point / Monterey."; numerous labels and stickers
Provenance: With Frank S. Schwartz and Son, Philadelphia, 1980. With WIM Fine Arts, c. 1987. With Bonhams & Butterfields, San Francisco, 4 October 1992. With Bonhams, Los Angeles, 11 December 2012.
Exhibited: Schwartz Celebrates 50 Years, 1930–1980, Philadelphia, 1980.
Reproductions: Schwartz Celebrates 50 Years, 1930–1980 exhibition catalog, back cover; American Paintings under $2,000, 1980; WIM Fine Arts photo #4682; 4 October 1992 sale catalog 5136D/D03, lot 28. Early California and Western Art Research/Schafer slide #116 (1992, not seen). 11 Dec 2012 sale catalog 20071, lot 8.
Citations: Inventory of American Paintings… record 62400228
Site: The Pacific Coast, somewhere near Monterey, California, but probably not the place known today as "Cypress Point".
Description: A grove of Monterey Cypress trees lean from the wind in a field of yellow grass on a point above a blue-green ocean inlet. Waves break on the rocks at the end of the point and roll in to a beach at the left. In the right foreground is a sand dune with patches of red-flowered beach bushes. The ocean in the distance is greenish-grey; a sailboat stands against the horizon under a grey cloudy sky, while four or five gulls circle above. (From a color photograph.)

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