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[photo] On Lake Blanche, Wasatch Mountains, Utah
Photo credit: Early California and Western Art Research, 1991
Date: undated
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 30 x 20 in (76 x 51 cm)
Inscription: l/l, "F. Schafer", in the artist's block-letter hand
Verso: l/c, "on Lake Blanche/Wasatch Mts. Utah", black brush
Provenance: With Bonhams & Butterfields, San Francisco, 31 July 1991. In Springville Museum of Art, Springville, Utah by 2005.
Reproductions: 31 July 1991 sale catalog 4579D, lot 2001 Early California and Western Art Research/Schafer slide #110 (1991) Olpin, Robert S. et al., Painters of the Wasatch Mountains, page 32 (color). Springville Museum of Art web site image 0000002196_03, 2011.
Site: Lake Blanche is a body of water about 1000 feet in length, located in the Wasatch Mountains, 25 miles southeast of Salt Lake City.
Description: A mountain peak with a trace of snow near its cap and generally of a pinkish cast stands at the center under grey, cloudy skies. A bright spot (the sun trying to break through?) appears in the sky just to the left of the top of the peak, while a grey forerange completes the background. In the middle distance, a small lake is surrounded by conifers; there is bright green underbrush on the right. The foreground is crossed by a grey path and dotted with pink wildflowers. (From the painting, 28 July 1991.)

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