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[photo] Falling leaves
Photo credit: Early California and Western Art Research, courtesy of DeRu's Fine Arts, Bellflower, California
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 15 x 18 in (38 x 46 cm)
Inscription: l/l "F Schafer", in the artist's block-letter hand, underlined
Verso: "Falling Leaves/$50.00/" third line unreadable, in ink on a gummed paper label, unknown hand.
Provenance: With Bonhams & Butterfields, San Francisco, 24 October 1985. With DeRu's Fine Arts, Bellflower, California, 1990.
Reproductions: Early California and Western Art Research/Schafer slide #100 (color, 1990)
Citations: 24 October 1985 sale catalog 3595P, lot 4186
Description: The base of an ancient tree fills the left center, surrounded by boulders and a dilapidated rail fence. Autumn leaves cover the foreground, and a broadleaf forest in full autumn color forms the background. Through the fence is a yellow-green grassy field. The small patch of sky on the right is blue with small clouds. (From the painting, 21 July 1990.)
Note: The painting has been extended in size about 1/2 inch, by repositioning the bottom stretcher bar and painting the exposed margin, perhaps to accomodate a larger-than-expected frame.
Identification: Dewitt McCall of DeRu Fine Arts confirms the identification with the Bonhams & Butterfields sale. The sale catalog adds the words old country fence to the end of the title.

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