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[photo] A November day

Date: 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: "A November day." "$150.00" "Kristiansen Graphic Design/ 57 Port Street Suite 702/San Francisco". On stretcher, "Catalog Name/A November Day in New Hampshire." On frame, "the property of Mrs. M. Shore-Smith/College Terrace Cal."; "Loaned to the University Museum/Sept 14, 1896/MSS"; "8" Sticker of the Garzoli Gallery, Masonic St., San Francisco.
Provenance: With Garzoli Gallery, San Francisco before 1996; to private collection by 1996; with North Point Gallery, San Francisco, 1996.
Exhibited: Big Pictures: 19th and Early 20th Century Exhibition Paintings, San Francisco, 1996.
Reproductions: Antiques, The Magazine, November 1997, page 649 (color).
Description: Under a blue-grey cloud-filled sky, four deer browse beside a stream that disappeares into the mists on the left through a white birch forest in which most of the leaves have fallen; the ground and underbrush are splendid in fall foliage colors. Near the right, a birch leans to the left across its neighbor; in the right foreground is a downed birch tree. (From the painting, 10 October 1996.)
Note: The painting bears a considerable resemblence in subject matter to the narrower A November morning in the White Mountains, New Hampshire.
Other title(s): A November day in New Hampshire (on stretcher)

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