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[photo] [Tropical scene 1]
Photo credit: Courtesy of Christopher Queen Galleries, Duncans Mills, California (2006)
Date: undated
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 20 x 12 in. (51 x 30 cm.)
Inscription: l/l "F. Schafer", in the artist's block-letter hand
Provenance: In collection of Edan Milton Hughes, San Francisco, by 1999. With Christopher Queen Galleries, Duncans Mills, California, 2006.
Description: Two crossed palm trees dominate the center of the scene, standing above a tangle of tropical brush on the right bank of a river. In the foreground, brownish dirt surrounds an area of grey sand strewn with small rocks; a flowering bush stands at the left edge. The riverbank continues to be covered with tropical foliage into the hazy distance under a grey, cloudy sky. (From a color photograph.)
Note: 1. This painting is one of several tropical scenes by Schafer, which were probably prepared to satisfy a demand for such paintings from San Francisco residents who came from the east via a Central American overland route. 2. In fall, 1999, an image of this painting was posted on the World-Wide Web site that displays the collection of Edan Milton Hughes, under inventory #1423. It was simultaneously offered for sale by california-art.com using that same inventory number.
Identification: Descriptive title of unknown origin.
Other title(s): [Rising mist] (Christopher Queen Galleries)

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