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[photo] Evening, Mount Tamalpais from the Junction, Ross Valley, California
Photo credit: Owner's photograph, 2009
Date: undated
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 16 x 26 in (41 x 66 cm)
Inscription: l/l "FSchafer", initials conjoined in a monogram, in the artist's block-letter hand.
Verso: l/c "Ev Mt Tamalpais / from the Junction Ross Valley Ca" in the artist's block-letter hand.
Provenance: In private collection, California, circa 1930; to private collection, Point Reyes, California, 1949.
Citations: Personal communication with the owner, 2009.
Site: View of Mt Tam from the north side, with a crescent moon in the south sky.
Description: "…an atmospheric, tranquil sunset view of the mountain with a thin crescent moon overhead and a pastoral meadow with creek and grazing cows in the foreground." (owner's description)
Note: The words "the Junction" in the title may refer to the intersection of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard and Red Hill Avenue in San Anselmo, California. That intersection is known today as "The Hub".
Identification: Title from verso inscription.

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