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[photo] [Woman walking toward a village in winter]
Photo credit: Owner's photograph
Date: undated
Medium: watercolor on artist's board
Size: 3 x 5 in (3 x 13 cm)
Inscription: l/r signed, not legible in photograph
Verso: l/c "F. Schäfer & Son / Scenic Painters / address 1603 Benton Street / Alameda California" in script, probably the artist's hand, using a brown pen. u/c "1/2 ox126 Art 15¢" in a different script using a black pen. l/l "830Y" in pencil.
Provenance: With an unidentified antique shop, San Anselmo, California, 1985; to private collection, New Hampshire, 1985.
Citations: Personal communication
Note: (1) The address given in the inscription was that of Schafer's home and studio from 1886 through 1904. City directories list his son Otto as a "scenic artist" beginning in 1896, so this painting can probably be dated between the years 1896 and 1904. (2) This painting is accompanied with a second watercolor of the same size, [Mountain lake 1 (Lake Tahoe?)].
Identification: Assigned, descriptive title.

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