Frederick Ferdinand Schafer Painting Catalog

Painting record FFSd0669


[photo] [River scene]

Medium: Oil on artist's board
Size: 19 inches diameter (48 cm; painting) 20 x 20 inches (51 x 41 cm; board)
Inscription: l/l "Schafer", black, underlined, in rounded printing
Verso: Said to be on the board, "30-40/37S", stamped. Said to be on the frame, "H Marx picture frame co. Art dealers California" (gum sticker).
Provenance: A New Orleans estate by 2001; with eBay, Incorporated 30 Oct--6 Nov 2001 (not sold); in collection of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Hayward, Fredericksburg, Texas.
Citations: eBay, Incorporated item #1480472417;
Attribution: The subject matter, palette, and composition are similar to that of Frederick F. Schafer's work. However, the signature is quite dissimilar to the signature appearing on other works by Frederick F. Schafer, with the absence of a first initial, each letter having at least one carefully rounded stroke, and a perfectly straight underline. The round shape of the painting itself would be unique for Frederick F. Schafer.

Several other paintings with this signature and other similar characteristics have emerged, all in the northeast part of the United States. The tentative conclusion is that there is another artist with surname Schafer who worked in that area. For a summary of what has been learned about this other artist, see One or two Kentucky (?) Schafers.

Identification: Assigned, descriptive title.

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