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[photo] Sentinel Dome, Yosemite (attributed)
Photo credit: Matthew's Galleries, Lake Oswego, Oregon, 2012
Date: undated
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 12 x 10 in (30 x 25 cm)
Inscription: l/r "Schafer" (no leading initial), incised in the paint in the artist's characteristic block lettering hand. (Partially obscured by the frame in the photograph)
Verso: Modern paper label on the upper stretcher bar "56 / Sentinel / Dome / Yosemite" in an unknown script hand. On the upper stretcher bar "Fe…" remainder obscured by the paper label.
Provenance: With Matthew's Galleries (auction), Lake Oswego, Oregon, 2012, item #8906.
Citations: Personal communication with the gallery owner.
Site: A view of Sentinel Rock (not Sentinel Dome), from the Merced River, Yosemite National Park, California.
Note: This sketch bears an unusual signature, in what appears to be the artist's characteristic hand used in studio paintings, but omitting the given name initial and incised into the wet paint, rather than added as an extra layer. The signature may have been added later, which raises questions about its attribution.. However, it so closely resembles Schafer's other paintings of this subject that the attribution seems secure.
Identification: Title from verso paper label

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