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[photo] Evening on the Powder Mill Creek, California

Date: 1880-1889 (see note)
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 24 x 20 inches (61 x 51 cm)
Inscription: l/r "F Schàf… / 188…" remainder unreadable, in the rounded sketch hand
Verso: "Ev. on the Powder Mill Creek, / Cal." in a hand typical of the artist. "H. Schler 188?" in a different hand.
Provenance: In private collection, Anaheim, California and Massachusetts; by descent to private collection, Memphis, Tennessee by 2003.
Citations: Personal communication
Site: Powder Mill Creek is in the Henry Cowell Redwoods Forest, in the Santa Cruz Mountains near Felton, California.
Note: (1) Only a rounded top is visible for the last digit of the date, suggesting a reading of 1880, 1882, 1888, or 1889. (2) The second verso inscription appears to be a later person's attempt to record a reading of the signature.
Identification: Title from the verso inscription.

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