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[photo] [Still life with fruit]

Date: undated, probably circa 1905
Medium: oil on artist's board
Size: 10 x 17 in (25 x 43 cm)
Inscription: l/l "F. Schafer" in rounded sketch hand
Verso: none reported
Provenance: Sold 5 December 2009 by San Rafael Auction Gallery, San Rafael, California; to private collection, Boulder Creek, California.
Reproductions: San Rafael Auction Gallery sale flyer, lot 372
Attribution: See discussion of [Still life with watermelon and banana].
Description: A still life of fruit on a table, consisting of a basket of strawberries, several plums, three cherries, an orange and three pomegranites (or possibly apples).
Note: This painting is one of a series of at least three similar still lifes. One is dated 1905, so all probably were executed circa 1905. For comparison, see [Still Life in plein air] and [Still life with watermelon and banana]. The latter painting is of identical size as this painting and when acquired in 2016 had the same original frame, and thus may have been intended as a pendant.
Identification: Descriptive title as used in San Rafael Auction Gallery sale catalog.

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