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[photo] Point Bonita lighthouse near San Francisco, California

Medium: Oil on canvas
Size: 30 x 20 in (76 x 51 cm)
Inscription: Signed l/r "F. Schafer." and underlined, in the artist's block-lettering hand.
Verso: l/r "Point Bonita Lighthouse / near San Francisco / Cala." in black brush on the canvas, in the artist's block-lettering hand. The word "Lighthouse" is both darker and slightly misaligned, suggesting that it was an afterthought.
Provenance: With Christopher Queen Galleries, Duncans Mills, California, 2006. (from John Moran Auctioneers, Inc. description) "Estate of Gordon and Joan Spencer, Nordland, Washington"; with John Moran Auctioneers, Inc., Pasadena, California, 21 October 2014.
Reproductions: Dealer's photographs
Site: Point Bonita is the north head of the Golden Gate, the entrance to San Francisco Bay.
Identification: Title from the artist's verso inscription, abbreviations expanded..

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