Frederick Ferdinand Schafer Painting Catalog

Painting record FFSd0769


[photo] [Pastoral scene with church steeple on the horizon]

Medium: not reported; under glass
Size: not reported
Inscription: "schafer"
Verso: none reported
Provenance: A Pancake, Pennsylvania estate
Citations: personal communication with the owner, 2005
Attribution: The subject matter, palette, and composition are similar to that of Frederick F. Schafer's work. However, the signature is quite dissimilar to the signature appearing on other works by Frederick F. Schafer, with the absence of a first initial, each letter having at least one carefully rounded stroke, and a perfectly straight underline.

Several other paintings with this signature and other similar characteristics have emerged, all in the eastern part of the United States. The tentative conclusion is that there is another artist with surname Schafer who worked in that area. For a summary of what has been learned about this other artist, see One or two Kentucky (?) Schafers.

Legend: Said to have been in the family for several generations.

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