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[photo] [Windmills on a river]
Photo credit: Owner's photograph
Date: 1898
Medium: watercolor on a heavily textured paper
Size: sight 7 x 10.5 in. (18 x 27 cm.)
Inscription: "Frederick Schafer. 98.", in the artist's block-letter hand. A single dot above the "a", elaborate descenders, and the second "f" is capitalized.
Verso: (back is said to be covered)
Provenance: In collection of Edward Everett Horton, Encino, California, by 1970; by descent to private collection, Montana, c. 1970; with Willis Henry Auctions, Inc., Dedham, Massachusetts, 9 November 2002; with Blue Heron Interiors, Cohasset, Massachusetts November 2002; to private collection, Atlanta, November 2002; to private collection, Minnesota, November 2004.
Citations: 9 November 2002 sale listing, lot 147.
Description: A figure stands, poling a punt on a river; a second figure is seated in the punt. On the distant left bank is the silhouette of a house with a chimney, a windmill and two or three ships with sails. Another windmill stands at a farther distance on the right bank; several more are beyond. In the left foreground is a grassy marsh; a boulder and two short snags or poles stand at the edge of the river. Bright spots of paint illuminate windows in the large windmill and the adjacent house, and depict wildflowers on the near bank. The sky is a sunset orange. (From the painting, 25 November 2002.)
Identification: Assigned, descriptive title.

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