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[photo] Morning on Mirror Lake, Yosemite Valley California [3]

Date: n.d.
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 30 x 50 in (76 x 127 cm)
Inscription: l/r "F. Schafer", underlined, in the artist's block-letter hand
Verso: said to be "Morning on Mirror Lake / Yosemite Valley California"
Provenance: (from Bonhams & Butterfields catalog description) "Private collection, Portland, Oregon"; with Bonhams & Butterfields San Francisco, 6 April 2011.
Citations: Bonhams & Butterfields sale 19125, lot 1021
Site: View of Yosemite Valley looking southwest across Mirror Lake, with the geological feature known as Royal Arches on the right.
Note: This painting is one of the few by Schafer in which the surrounding landscape is faithfully reflected in the water, probably because that reflection is the defining feature of Mirror Lake.
Identification: Title from the reported verso inscription, presumably by the artist.

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