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Frederick Ferdinand Schafer Painting Catalog

Painting record FFSd0262

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[photo] [Sacramento River and Mount Shasta]

Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 30 x 50.5 in (76 x 128 cm)
Inscription: l/r "F Schafer", underlined, in the artist's block-letter hand
Provenance: With Sotheby's, Los Angeles,9 February 1982.
Reproductions: 8/9 February 1982 sale catalog 329, lot 174
Citations: Inventory of American Paintings… record 63004738
Site: Mount Shasta, California, with Shastina on the left, viewed from the Southwest across the Sacramento River.
Description: The mountain dominates the center as the viewer stands in the middle of the river, which comes around a bend from the right center. Grassy and brushy banks with boulders line both sides of the river, with conifer forests on both sides beyond. A dead tree lies across a boulder, directing the eye to the center of the painting and the farther reaches of the valley. Two indistinct ranges of foothills give way to the mountain. (From a monochrome photograph.)
Identification: Descriptive title of unknown origin, from the 1982 sale catalog. The Inventory of American Paintings entry cites the 1982 sale catalog.

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