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Painting record FFSd0780

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[photo] [Indian encampment 1]
Photo credit: Owner's photograph, 2005
Medium: oil on canvas, appears to be lined
Size: 26 x 18 in (66 x 46 cm)
Inscription: l/r "F Schafer" in the rounded sketch hand
Verso: none reported
Provenance: In private collection by 1915; by descent to private collection, Illinois by 2005; to private collection, Macomb, Illinois, 21 January 2012; with eBay, Incorporated, 25 December 2013 and again 1 April 2014.
Citations: Personal communication
Note: 1. The lack of finish suggests that this is a field sketch rather than a studio painting; the rounded sketch hand of the signature supports this conjecture. 2. It is likely that this painting was one that appeared in Schafer's 1888 Chicago exhibition of 157 paintings, as reported in (Chicago) The Sunday Inter Ocean, June 3 and 10, 1888.
Legend: May have come from North or South Dakota.
Identification: Assigned, descriptive title

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