Frederick Ferdinand Schafer Painting Catalog

Painting record FFSd0637


[photo] [Indian Camp in the Forest]

Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 25 x 15 in. (61 x 38 cm.)
Inscription: unsigned
Verso: said to be no inscription
Provenance: In collection of Carl Schafer Dentzel, Northridge, California, by 1985; gift of the Dentzel family to Phoenix Art Museum 1985; deaccessioned 1995. With Bonhams & Butterfields, San Francisco, 13 June 2001.
Reproductions: 13 June 2001 sale catalog 7240, lot 5260.
Citations: Museum acquisition 85.134.
Attribution: Since the painting is unsigned, attribution is problematic. Although the composition and much of the palette are typical of Schafer, the overall style is somewhat different from other work by Schafer, the background colors are unusually intense, and the brushwork at the front edge appears (at least in the photograph) to be less finished than that of the center of the painting.
Note: The museum reported the size to be 25 x 12 inches, but the sale catalog reports 25 x 15 inches and the proportions of the photograph are consisten with the catalog.

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