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[photo] Bear Lake in the Wasatch Mountains, Utah [2]
Photo credit: Gary Marzolino
Date: undated
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 30 x 50 in (76 x 127 cm)
Inscription: l/r "F. Schafer", in the artist's block-letter hand underlined
Verso: l/r "Bear Lake in the Wasatch Mts. / Utah", in the artist's block-letter hand, in black brush.
Provenance: In private collection, Portland, Oregon, in 2001. With Bonhams & Butterfields, San Francisco, 10 December 2003
Reproductions: 10 December 2003 sale catalog 7479D, lot 6149
Citations: Vancouver Daily World, 3 September 1891.
Site: Unidentified, but because the bright mountain on the left seems to include the geologic feature known as Devil's Slide, may be in the Weber Canyon, about 30 miles east of Ogden, Utah. If so, the painting is probably a composite, because below Devil's Slide is the Weber River rather than a lake.
Note: (1) If not a composite, the lake may be a wide, slow-moving section of the Weber River looking west. (2) Schafer painted this scene several times from slightly different vantage points. See the list of Wasatch Mountains.
Identification: Title from the verso inscription.

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