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[photo] Summer evening on the upper Russian River, California
Photo credit: A-1 Auctions, Maitland, Florida
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 29 x 50 in (74 x 127 cm)
Inscription: l/l, "F Schafer", underlined, in the artist's block-letter hand
Verso: u/l, "$225.00 Summer Evening on / the Upper Russian River Cala", in Schafer's script hand. The "$225.00" overlaps the first word of the title, suggesting that it was added later.
Provenance: To private collection, Denver, Colorado "around 1891"; by descent to private collection, Orlando, Florida, in 1969; by descent to private collection, Florida; with A-1 Auctions, Maitland, Florida, 25 January 2004. With Christopher Queen Galleries, Duncans Mills, California, in 2004; sold July 2004.
Reproductions: Dealer's photographs (color); William K. Dick photo #168 (color, undated)
Description: A brown mountain is seen beyond a river valley that runs from the center to the right front. The left wall of the valley is a steep, forested hillside; the right wall is also forested but somewhat gentler in slope. The river has made a deep cut in the far bank on the right. (From the color photograph.)
Legend: The Denver, Colorado, owner is said to have met Schafer in person and acquired this painting, along with six others by the artist, on a honeymoon trip to California around 1891.

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