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[photo] On Slate Creek, California [2]
Photo credit: Photograph by the family of the owner, 2011
Date: 1884
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 30 x 20 in (76 x 51 cm)
Inscription: l/r "FSchafer. 84", initials conjoined in a monogram, in the charactristic block letter hand of the artist.
Verso: l/c "On Slate Creek / Cal."
Provenance: In the family by 1901 or 1904; by descent in the family to private collection, northern California, by 2011.
Citations: Personal communication with the owner, 2011.
Site: Probably the Slate Creek in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
Note: The acquisition date in the provenance is based on a photograph of the painting in the family living room that was taken during a visit of the 2011 owner's great grandfather. He visited in both 1900 and 1904, but it is not known on which visit the photograph was taken.
Legend: May have been purchased in the late 19th century from a San Francisco banker.
Identification: Title from verso inscription.

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