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[photo] On Slate Creek, California [1]
Photo credit: William K. Dick, 1972
Date: probably undated
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 30 x 50 in (76 x 127 cm)
Inscription: l/r "F. Schafer", in the artist's block-letter hand, underlined
Verso: said to be "On Slate Creek, California"
Provenance: In private collection, Oakland, California. With Bonhams & Butterfields, San Francisco, 24 June 1992; with Christopher Queen Galleries, Duncans Mills, California; to William A. Karges Fine Art, Los Angeles, 31 July 1995.
Reproductions: Archives of California Art photo (color); William K. Dick photo #67 (color, 1972); 24 June 1992 sale catalog #4907D, lot 6253 Early California and Western Art Research/Schafer slide #113 (1992, not seen)
Citations: William K. Dick notes, page 78; Christopher Queen Galleries record 652
Description: A white-water creek tumbles through the center of the picture with forest on both sides leaning over the stream bed. Bright white sky appears in the center between the trees and the sun brightens a yellow-green patch on the right behind the nearest tree trunks. A fallen log extends from the right into the creek; wildflowers are seen near the creek on the left. (From a color photograph.)
Identification: The Bonhams & Butterfields sale catalog reports the title verso inscription; the Christopher Queen Galleries record also reports it, omitting the word On. All of the photographs appear to be of the same painting.
Other title(s): On Sharpe Creek, California (Archives of California Art photo)

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