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[photo] Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe in the Sierras

Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 22 x 42 in (61 x 107 cm)
Inscription: l/r "F Schafer S F" in the artist's block-letter hand
Verso: said to be titled
Provenance: With Bonhams & Butterfields, San Francisco, 13 December 1994
Reproductions: 13 December 1994 sale catalog 6144D/D08, lot 905
Site: A view south into Emerald Bay, near the southwest corner of Lake Tahoe.
Description: The calm lake is to the left. The foreground shore is a very shallow slope cluttered with downed snags, behind which stands a grove of conifers including several standing snags. Behind the grove a dark ridge climbs steeply to the right with a lighter ridge at the right edge. Several of the conifers are tall enough to extend above the ridge and be silhouetted against the sky. Across the lake a low conifer forest stands at the edge of the water, behind which is a very gentle forested valley which leads abruptly to the base of a large snow-capped mountain range, which dominates the center of the scene. (From a monochrome photograph.)
Note: The scene and the composition are very similar to those of Morning on Lake Tahoe from Tahoe City and Morning on Lake Tahoe, California [2].

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