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[photo] [Bear Lake in the Wasatch Mountains 7]

Date: undated
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 30 x 50 in (76 x 127 cm)
Inscription: said to be l/r "F. Schafer", visible but not readable in the photograph
Verso: none reported
Provenance: In private collection, northern California; with Bonhams & Butterfields, San Francisco, 15 Mar 2009.
Reproductions: 15 Mar 2009 sale catalog 16945, lot 5039 (color)
Site: Unidentified, but because the bright mountain on the left seems to include the geologic feature known as Devil's Slide, may be in the Weber Canyon, about 30 miles east of Ogden, Utah. If so, the painting is probably a composite, because below Devil's Slide is the Weber River rather than a lake.
Note: (1) If not a composite, the lake may be a wide, slow-moving section of the Weber River looking west. (2) Schafer painted this scene several times from slightly different vantage points. See the list of Wasatch Mountains.
Identification: Assigned title based on similarity to other paintings of the same scene that were titled by the artist.

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