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[photo] Mount Tamalpais from Ross Valley, California [4]
Photo credit: Owner's photograph, 2006
Date: undated
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 20 x 36 in (51 x 91 cm)
Inscription: l/r "FSchafer", sloping downward, in the artist's block-letter hand
Verso: l/r "Mt Tamalpaiss Cala. / from Ross Valley" in black brush and in the artist's block-letter hand; u/r "$1150.00" in black brush and in the artist's block-letter hand.
Provenance: In private collection, Sacramento, California, early 1900s; to private collection, Sacramento, California, c. 1950; to private collection, Sacramento, California, c. 1985; by descent to private collection, Merced, California in 1994.
Citations: Personal communication with the owner, September 2006
Site: View from the south of Mount Tamalpais, in Marin County, California, probably from Frank's Valley rather than Ross Valley.
Note: The reported verso inscription is puzzling. Ross Valley is north of Mount Tamalpais, but the painting is of the mirror-image, southern profile of the mountain. Mount Tamalpais from Ross Valley, California [1], Mount Tamalpais from Ross Valley, California [2], Mount Tamalpais from Ross Valley, California [3] and Mount Tamalpais from Ross Valley, California [5] share this same mistitling; Evening on Mount Tamalpais from Ross Valley, California [1] and Evening on Mount Tamalpais from Ross Valley, California [2] share the title but are views from the North, as one would expect.
Identification: Title based on verso inscription.

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