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Frederick Ferdinand Schafer Painting Catalog

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[photo] [Fishing in the High Sierras]
Photo credit: Courtesy of Christopher Queen Galleries, Duncans Mills, California (2006)
Medium: watercolor and gouache on paper
Size: 9.5 x 13.25 in (24 x 34 cm) sight
Inscription: l/r "Fredck.SchaFer", in the artist's block-letter hand, underlined. An ambiguous dot above the "a" may be intended as an accent mark.
Verso: none reported
Provenance: With Bonhams & Butterfields, San Francisco, 24 April 2005. With Michaan's Auctions by the Bay, Inc., Alameda, California, 6 June 2006. With Christopher Queen Galleries, Duncans Mills, California, 2006.
Reproductions: 24 April 2005 on-line catalog 13087, lot 3119
Attribution: The Bonhams & Butterfields cataloguer was apparently doubtful about the attribution. The catalog entry reads "Attributed to Frederick Ferdinand Schafer" and "bears signature 'Fredck. Schafer'" However, the painting appears typical of Schafer's watercolors, and the signature also appears to be typical, apart from the unusual abbrevation of the forename.
Identification: Title from the 2005 and 2006 auction sales. In the inventory of Christopher Queen Galleries "Sierra" is singular.

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