Frederick Ferdinand Schafer Painting Catalog

Painting record FFSd0758


[photo] [Mount Shasta (?)]

Medium: oil on canvas, lined
Size: 30 x 25 in (76 x 64 cm)
Inscription: l/l "F. Schafer" in an unknown hand
Provenance: With Hewlett's Antique Auctions, Le Grand, California, 21 November 2004. With Clar's Auction Gallery, Oakland, California, 12 September 2004. With Michaan's Auctions by the Bay, Inc., Alameda, California, 3 December 2007. With Michaan's Auctions by the Bay, Inc., Alameda, California, 3 February 2008.
Reproductions: 12 September 2004 on-line sale catalog, lot 6313; 21 November 2004 sale catalog; 2 December 2007 on-line sale catalog, lot 1072; 3 February 2008 on-line sale catalog, lot 2379
Attribution: The palette is unfamiliar, the painting is unusually stylized, and the signature is very rounded. The 12 September 2004 Clar's Auction Gallery catalog uses the words "bears signature F. Schafer".
Site: Mount Shasta from a position where Shastina is barely visible, or perhaps Mount Hood.
Identification: Descriptive title as found in the auction catalogs. The catalogs of all four sales have reproductions that appear to be of the same painting.

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