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[photo] [Landscape with cows 2]

Date: undated
Medium: oil on canvas, lined
Size: 20 x 36 in (51 x 91 cm)
Inscription: l/l "F. Schafer"
Verso: said to be no inscription
Provenance: With Bonhams & Butterfields, San Francisco, December 1970; with Sunshine Antiques, Saratoga, California, 1970. With eBay, Incorporated, 16 January--23 January 2000; to collection of Steven Harrison and John D. Ibson, Claremont, California, January 2000.
Reproductions: William K. Dick photo #60 (color, 1971)
Citations: eBay, Incorporated item #239449087.
Site: Unknown, but the background mountain might be Mt. Tamalpais, in Marin County, California.
Description: A dirt road leads past a birch tree whose bright white trunk dominates the left foreground above a grassy wildflower-strewn slope; behind the tree the forest is brown. The road continues through a grassy clearing dotted with wildflowers, past two boulders on the left, over a small rise, then over a second more distant rise on which stand three cows, silhouetted against a wide, green river valley below. Beyond the valley stands a greyish-brown low mountain range under a cloudy sky. The right foreground corner is filled with foliage from another, smaller tree. (From a color photograph.)
Note: The painting is said to have been cleaned and lined circa 1980.
Identification: Assigned, descriptive title. The provenance comes from a note on the back of the photograph.

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