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Painting record FFSd0845

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[photo] [Pines on a Hillside]

Date: undated
Medium: watercolor on paper
Size: 12 x 9 inches (30 x 23 cm)
Inscription: l/l "F. Schafer" in brown in the artist's block-printing hand, underlined. There is said to be a second inscription "July 1935" under the signature in pencil, but it is apparently covered by the frame; the top half of a what may be a script "J" is visible in the photograph.
Provenance: With Michaan's Auctions by the Bay, Inc., Alameda, California, 4 Feb 2007. With Clar's Auction Gallery, Oakland, California, 3 February 2008.
Reproductions: Michaan's Auctions by the Bay, Inc. 4 Feb 2007 sale catalog, lot 1090 (color) Clar's Auction Gallery sale catalog 461, lot 2002 (color)
Note: The 2007 Michaan's Auctions by the Bay, Inc. catalog describes the painting as by Frederick Schafer, but the 2008 Clar's Auction Gallery catalog describes it as "attributed to Frederick Ferdinand Schafer", implying uncertainty as to who painted it. There is nothing obvious in the photograph or about the signature that would contradict a firm attribution.
Identification: Descriptive title as used in the 3 February 2008 Clar's Auction Gallery sale.
Other title(s): Mountain hillside (2007 and 2008 sale catalogs)

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