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Painting record FFSd0268

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[photo] [Sandhills near Cliff House, San Francisco, California]

Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 20 x 36 in (51 x 91 cm)
Inscription: l/r "FSchafer", in the artist's block-letter hand, initials conjoined in a monogram
Provenance: With Kennedy Galleries, New York City, 1971.
Reproductions: Kennedy Galleries A16537, negative 11200; William K. Dick photo #108 (1971)
Citations: Wunderlich letter to William K. Dick, 27 January 1971
Description: Three figures stand atop a high dune looking out over the ocean to the left, while two more people walk along a path behind the dune. Surf washes in on the beach below, while on the horizon, a ship steams by and several sailboats are visible. A flock of gulls fly above and below a more distant cliff in the center. The sky is very cloudy. (From a monochrome photograph.)
Identification: Descriptive title of unknown origin, as listed by the Kennedy Galleries. The photograph in William K. Dick's collection is of the Kennedy Galleries photograph. A note on the back uses the title Dunes near Cliff House.

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