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[photo] On the coast
Photo credit: Ross Martineau, John Pence Gallery
Date: undated
Medium: oil on canvas, lined
Size: 14 x 24 in (36 x 61 cm)
Inscription: l/l "F Schafer.", in the artist's block-letter hand, underlined
Verso: said to have been "On the Coast" before lining
Provenance: With Accents Upstairs Gallery, Sonoma, California; to private collection, San Francisco, November 1971; with Garzoli Gallery, San Rafael, California, in 1989. With John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, 1998. With Golden Gate Auction Gallery, San Francisco, 12 June 2010
Reproductions: William K. Dick photo #78 (color, 1973)
Description: A steep, dark oceanside cliff stands at the left with nearby lighter rocks; cliffs continue far into the distance along the ocean under a stormy sky filled with both dark and light clouds. The greenish-blue sea surges in white breakers at the right. Some distance away a large, grey sailboat leans against the wind; on the horizon are a white sailboat and a steamer with a long smoke plume along with a white rock that resembles another sailboat. To the left there are many seagulls aloft, white against the dark cliffs and dark against the lighter sky. A brown log (possibly with a cross-spar that might indicate that it is a ship's mast) washes in the white surf against the rocks. (From the painting, 9 December 1989 and 21 July 1998.)
Identification: The 1973 and 1998 photographs are of the same painting seen at the Garzoli Gallery in 1989.
Other title(s): Point Bonita (Garzoli Gallery and John Pence Gallery title)

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