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[photo] [On the Strawberry Creek]
Photo credit: Early California and Western Art Research, 1980
Date: said to be 1881
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 14 x 24 in (36 x 61 cm)
Inscription: l/l "F. Schafer" said to be dated 1881, not visible in repro
Provenance: With Kerwin Galleries, Burlingame, California, 1980. With Bonhams & Butterfields, San Francisco, 19 March 1981.
Reproductions: 19 March 1981 sale catalog 3139, lot 227; Early California and Western Art Research/Schafer slide #53 (color, 1980)
Description: A dramatically colored morning scene, with the sun hitting the edges of rocks from the right. In the center, a rocky creek bed with two bushy trees, a wooden rail fence, and low bushes on its right; dead trees overfall the creek from the left. A bright beige rocky shore on the far side of the creek contrasts with dark greens of the foreground and trees. Beyond the creek is a bright field with a few brown and white cows; the background is lined with trees. The sky is cloudy grey. (From a color photograph.)
Identification: Descriptive title of unknown origin, as listed by Kerwin Galleries in 1980. The Early California and Western Art Research index identifies the slide with the Kerwin Galleries offering and gives the size as approx 14 x 22 ink.

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