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Painting record FFSd0544

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[photo] [Rider in a forest landscape at sunset]
Photo credit: Early California and Western Art Research, 1992
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 30 x 20 in (76 x 51 cm)
Inscription: l/r "F Schafer", in the artist's block-letter hand, underlined
Provenance: In collection of Audrey and Norman Davies, Torrance, California, by 1992
Reproductions: Early California and Western Art Research/Schafer slide #112 (color, 1992)
Description: Tall conifers line both sides of a forest path. A rider wearing a white shirt and a red vest, on a brown horse, emerges from the forest. The sky is a deep blue with red clouds of sunset (or perhaps sunrise) on the horizon, and another, higher, band of white clouds with pink edges. The nearest tree has been scarred by a fire; immediately behind it a tree that was bent over in its youth now curves skyward. Wildflowers dot the foreground. (From a color photograph.)
Note: See the list of forest path scenes for several other works of similar composition.
Identification: Title of unknown origin, as found in the Early California and Western Art Research index.

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