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Painting record FFSd0051

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[photo] [Deep canyon]
Photo credit: Early California and Western Art Research, 1989
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 30 x 20 in (76 x 51 cm)
Inscription: l/r "F. Schafer", in the artist's block-letter hand
Provenance: With Bonhams & Butterfields, San Francisco, 15 February 1989.
Reproductions: 15 February 1989 sale catalog 2041P/P43, lot 2012; Early California and Western Art Research/Schafer slide #91 (color, 1989)
Description: A tall, steep cliff rises in the center toward the right side, a farther cliff to the left, framing a canyon that runs from left front to center rear. In the distance a hazy mountain range crosses the canyon. The foreground is grassy with two prominent boulders to the right, while the middle distance valley wall on the right is spotted with scrub pine. The sky is cloudy with small patches of blue. The sun, off the canvas to the right, illuminates the valley below while leaving the cliff on the right in dark shadow. (From a color photograph.)
Identification: Descriptive title of unknown origin, from the 1989 sale catalog. The Early California and Western Art Research index identifies the slide with the 15 Feb 1989 sale.

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