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[photo] Morning on Clear Lake
Photo credit: Mark Traugott, courtesy of Monterey Museum of Art, 2007
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 24 x 16 in (61 x 41 cm)
Inscription: l/r "FSchafer", in the artist's block-letter hand, underlined, initials conjoined in a monogram
Verso: l/c "Morning / on Clear Lake" in the artist's block-letter hand
Provenance: collection of Mary Beth and Mellon C. Baird, Austin, Texas, by 2002; bequeathed to The Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, California, 2002; sold 22 April 2007 in a benefit auction.
Reproductions: 22 April 2007 sale catalog, lot 46
Site: The U.S. Geographic Names database reports nine lakes in California (and 343 in the United States) named "Clear Lake". A reasonable guess is that the Clear Lake of this painting is the one located just south of the Mendocino National Forest, about 100 miles north of San Francisco. Another reasonable guess, given that the trees are broadleaf, is that it is the Clear Lake located in the Adirondacks.
Identification: Title from verso inscription.

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