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[photo] Evening on Donner Lake, Sierra Nevada Mountains, California [2]
Photo credit: Owner's photograph, 2010
Date: undated
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 30 x 50 in (76 x 127 cm)
Inscription: l/l "F Schafer" in the artist's block-letter hand, in brown.
Verso: on canvas, l/c "Ev. on Donner Lake / Sierra Nevada Mts. California." in the artist's characteristic hand in black brush. On stretcher bars "19025" in pencil.
Provenance: To private collection, San Francisco, 1909; by descent in the family in 1964 and again in 2005 to private collection, San Mateo, California.
Citations: Personal communication with the owner, 2006.
Site: Not identified, presumably a view of Donner Lake, near Lake Tahoe.
Note: The meaning of the verso inscription "19025" pencilled on the stretcher bars is unknown. Possibly it is related to the date the painting was sold or framed.
Legend: The painting is said to have been a wedding gift in 1909.
Identification: Title from verso title inscription.

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