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[photo] Spring on Alameda Point

Date: probably undated
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 24 x 16 in (61 x 41 cm)
Inscription: l/r "F. Schafer", umlaut or circumflex above the "a", What appears to be a very straight underline beneath the signature is actually a line extending across the entire width of the painting.
Verso: said to be "Spring on Alameda Point" (see Note)
Provenance: In private collection by 1971. With Bonhams & Butterfields, Los Angeles, 20 January 2008; with <
Reproductions: William K. Dick photo #125 (color, 1971); 20 January 2008 sale catalog 15873, lot 7081 (color); 20 April 2008 sale catalog 16074, lot 7075 (color);
Description: A view through a stand of tall flowers, over a slough, and then across a green field on which stand four cows (?) against brown shrubbery in the distance; a grey hill rises to the right to form a backdrop. A bushy tree fills the right edge and divides a grey skey at the top from a bluer but still cloudy sky below. (From a color photograph.)
Note: The 20 January 2008 sale catalog and the 20 April 2008 sale catalog both report "titled and inscribed 'California' on the reverse". This report may indicate that the verso inscription is actually "Spring on Alameda Point, California".

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