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Painting record FFSd0330

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[photo] [Withe Mountain Creek]

Date: said to be 1882
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 14 x 24 in (36 x 61 cm)
Inscription: l/r "F. Schafer" underlined, in the artist's block-letter hand
Provenance: In private collection, Mission Diego, California by 1975.
Reproductions: Inventory of American Paintings… record 71030185, S2.96 LC10/3
Description: A deep blue creek emerges near the center, flowing gently through a flat, sandy valley first toward the right, then the left, then back toward the right, passing a small island before leaving at the front center. Two men stand and sit in a canoe on the bright, sunny bank at the center behind a shadowed foreground. High brush and low trees stand on the bank at the right, while a more distant grove of broadleaf trees stands on the left. In the back a brown hill precedes a dusty brown low mountain which gently slopes down from a rounded peak at the center. The sky is hazy blue with many clouds. Dead trees stand on both the right and the left. (From a color photograph.)
Identification: Descriptive title of unknown origin, from the Inventory of American Paintings record. The unusual name "Withe" comes from the original hand-written report to the Inventory. It is possible that it is a typographical error for "White".

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