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[photo] Mount Tamalpais from Ross Valley, California [5]
Photo credit: Owner's photograph, 2007
Date: undated
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 20 x 36 in. (51 x 91 cm)
Inscription: l/l "F Schafer" in the artist's block-letter hand
Verso: l/c "Mt. Tamalpais from Ross Valley Cal." in the artist's characteristic hand in black brush
Provenance: To private collection, Tacoma, Washington, c. 1900; by descent to private collection, Washington, in 1940; by descent to private collection, Port Angeles, Washington, in 1969.
Citations: Personal communication, 2007.
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 [4] 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 from verso inscription.

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