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[photo] In the Grass Valley

Date: undated
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 20 x 36 inches (51 x 91 cm.)
Inscription: said to be l/l "F. Schafer" (letters before "c" cut off in photograph)
Verso: "in the Grass Valley", in the artist's block-letter hand, black brush
Provenance: With Bonhams & Butterfields, San Francisco 9 December 1999.
Reproductions: 9 December 1999 sale catalog 7076D, lot 5210 (color)
Description: On the right, a figure wearing a white vest walks down a trail on a grassy slope towards a river. Behind the figure is a grove of broadleaf trees; similar trees stand behind a rail fence that slopes down across the higher left bank of the river. In the distance, on the valley floor a row of trees stands at the edge of a lake or larger river; on the far bank of that lake is a low, hazy range of hills that blends into the grey-white sky. (From a color photograph.)
Note: 1. This painting appears to depict the same general locale as does On the Passaic River, New York. 2. The 9 December 1999 sale catalog gives a date of "c. 1885" without explanation.

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