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Painting record FFSd0762

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[photo] Sacramento River

Date: 1889
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 30 x 50 in (76 x 127 cm)
Inscription: l/r "F.Schafer 89.", in the artist's block-letter hand
Verso: "Sacramento Riv…" upper stretcher bar in pencil. Said to be preceded by the number "51" and the second word said to be "River".
Provenance: private collection, Vancouver, B.C. by 2005.
Citations: Personal communication, 2005
Description: "…a mountain on the right, a river flowing with reflection from [the] …moon setting in the distance…" (owner's description)
Note: The verso inscription in pencil is in a script hand that is typical of 19th century penmanship. It resembles the hand found on the stretcher bars of several other Schafer paintings.
Legend: Said to have been in the family since the 1920s and perhaps earlier.

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