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[photo] Winter morning

Date: undated
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 30 x 20 in (76 x 51 cm)
Inscription: l/r "F. Schafer" in artist's block-letter hand, with exaggerated downstrokes
Verso: u/r "50.00"; l/c "…inter Morning", both in artist's block-letter hand, initial letter of title obscured by repair patch, probably "W"
Provenance: In private collection, San Francisco, 1971. With Clar's Auction Gallery, Oakland, California, 16 March 2014. With eBay, Incorporated, Orange, California, 28 March 2014.
Reproductions: William K. Dick photo #112 (color, 1971); Clar's Auction Gallery sale catalog, lot #6148
Description: A winter landscape executed entirely in shades of grey and brown. A grey cabin with a red chimney, a leanto at the left end and a small outbuilding behind it on the right stand in the lower center, viewed down a snow-covered path lined with tall leafless trees. Amongst the trees are small bits of bright brown foliage. The sun brightens a patch of snow-covered grass in the left foreground; the trunk of a fallen tree lies in the right foreground. The sky gradually changes shade from a light grey near the top to a brightening yellow near the horizon. (From a color photograph.)
Note: The painting depicts a cabin in a broad-leaf forest with no background mountains, suggesting that it might be an eastern scene.

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