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[photo] Morning in the Yosemite Valley, View from Artist's Point

Date: undated
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 30 x 50 in (76 x 127 cm)
Inscription: l/r "F Schafer S.F." in the artist's block-lettering hand
Verso: l/r "Morning in The Yosemite Valley Cal. / View from Artist's Point." in the artist's block-lettering hand
Provenance: Bunte Auction Services, Elgin, Illinois, 22 September 2008. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Chicago, 12 December 2010.
Reproductions: Leslie Hindman Auctioneers 12 December 2010 sale catalog lot 43 (color)
Site: View East into Yosemite Valley, California, from along the old Mariposa trail at Artist's point. El Capitan is outlined on the left and Cathedral Rocks and Bridalveil Fall are on the right.
Note: 1. The inscription "S.F." following the signature may indicate that this painting was executed between 1880 and 1886, when the artist had a studio in San Francisco. 2. This painting underwent extensive restoration between 2008 and 2010. 3. It is likely that this painting was one that appeared in Schafer's 1888 Chicago exhibition of 157 paintings, as reported in (Chicago) The Sunday Inter Ocean, June 3 and 10, 1888.
Identification: Title from verso inscription.

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