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[photo] [Lake scene]

Date: undated
Medium: oil on board
Size: 8 x 14 in (20 x 36 cm)
Inscription: l/r "F Schafer", in the artist's block-letter hand
Provenance: With Kerwin Galleries, Burlingame, California, December 1996. In private collection, Brentwood, California; ; with Bonhams & Butterfields, San Francisco, September 2008. With eBay, Incorporated (San Diego) March 6-12, 2011; with Clar's Auction Gallery, Oakland, California, 10 April 2011.
Reproductions: Kerwin Galleries photo (color); September 2008 sale catalog 16383, lot 3044 (color); April 2011 sale catalog lot 2223 (color)
Site: Uncertain. May be Lake Tahoe, with the Sierras in the background, or San Juan de Fuca Straits, with the Olympic Mountains in background.
Description: Four pictures in one. 1. Near foreground. Small waves break over a rocky point at the right; water covers all but the rightmost front edge. A driftwood snag lies atop the rocks. 2. Farther foreground. Looking across a small cove to another rocky point on the right with several white seagulls flying overhead. Three conifers stand on the point, the tallest one leaning slightly toward the water. More snags are on the ground below the trees. There is green underbrush along the water's edge; higher up on the point is brownish grass. 3. Middle distance. Two white sailboats are seen on the water. 4. Background. On the other side of the water, a low coastal ridge on the left gives rise to a rugged rocky range on the left; behind that is a rugged, snowcapped mountain range on the right, against a featureless sky. (From a color photograph, December 1996.)
Identification: Descriptive title of unknown origin, from the Kerwin Galleries photograph.
Other title(s): Mountainside lake (Clar's Auction Gallery 2011 sale catalog)

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