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Painting record FFSd0301

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[photo] Swiss landscape [1]

Date: probably undated
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 20 x 36 in (51 x 91.5 cm)
Inscription: said to be l/r "F Schafer" (not visible in photograph)
Verso: said to be titled
Provenance: With Bonhams & Butterfields, San Francisco, 18 September 1987.
Reproductions: 18 September 1987 sale catalog 3824P/P16, lot 2900
Description: A path leads to a chalet in the lower right dark triangle surrounded by trees. In the background, a rounded rock mountain drops into a lake at the left edge. There are two boulders in the foreground at the lake edge (one with a dead branch atop), and several trees surrounding the chalet. The sky is cloudy. (From a monochrome photograph in the sale catalog.)
Note: In a (probably accidental) break with its usual practice, the sale catalog reports the size only as "51 x 91.5", without specifying units. Interpreting the size in inches would make this the largest Schafer painting reported, while interpreting the size in centimeters yields a common Schafer canvas size, so we assume the dimension is metric.

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