Frederick Ferdinand Schafer Painting Catalog

Painting record FFSd0774


[photo] Sacramento River

Medium: oil on unidentified panel
Size: 8 x 6 in
Inscription: l/r "F.S."
Verso: Said to be "Sacramento River - Schafer". Also, a gummed label of Greens Gallery, San Francisco.
Provenance: With eBay, Incorporated, 3-13 August 2005
Reproductions: 13 August 2005 sale listing #7341155478
Attribution: The pastoral subject is typical for Frederick F. Schafer, but the appearance of the painting is somewhat abstract with broad brushstrokes, the palette is biased toward the yellow, the entire painting is uniformly illuminated, there is a lack of shadows, and the trees are just sketched in, all of which features are atypical. In addition, no paintings signed "F.S." and clearly in the style of Schafer have turned up. It seems more likely that this painting is by another artist who shares the initials, possibly Fred Swanwell. Other paintings, similarly signed, can be found in the discussion of Signatures with initials only.
Other title(s): View of Cattle Watering on the Upper Sacramento River (eBay, Incorporated sale)

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