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Frederick Ferdinand Schafer Painting Catalog

Painting record FFSd0545

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[photo] Morning on Lake Tahoe, California [2]
Photo credit: Early California and Western Art Research, 1994
Date: probably undated
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 24 x 36 in (61 x 91 cm)
Inscription: l/r "F Schafer", underlined
Verso: said to be titled
Provenance: In private collection, northern California, in 1994.
Reproductions: Early California and Western Art Research Schafer slide #121 (color, 1994)
Site: A view south into Emerald Bay, on the southwest corner of Lake Tahoe.
Description: A calm lake is on the left, with a range of brownish-gray mountains in the background, behind which a snow-covered ridge peeks out on the right. At the edge of the water are three figures, one seated in a canoe, one standing and one sitting on the shore, wearing white, red, and white shirts, respectively. On the bank there appears to be smoke from a campfire. Behind the canoe, on the right, is a conifer forest beyond a grassy clearing; two snags stand prominently at the edge of the forest, one white, one grey; there are several more downed snags at the edge of the clearing. Rocks and grasses are visible in the shallow water near the shore (From a color photograph.)
Note: The picture is quite similar in composition to Morning on Lake Tahoe from Tahoe City and Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe in the Sierras

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