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[photo] Moonrise on Sacramento, California [1]

Date: undated
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 20 x 37 in (51 x 94 cm)
Inscription: l/r, "F. Schafer / S.F." in the artist's characteristic block letter hand; there appears to be an unidentifiable accent over the "a".
Verso: l/l, "Moonrise on Sacramento" underlined in black brush in an unrecognized connected script. The word "Moonrise" seems to have been added last. "California" in the same, but larger, script. u/c and c/r "166" in chalk.
Provenance: With The Potomack Company, Alexandria, Virginia, 21 April 2012; to private collection, Arlington, Virginia.
Reproductions: April 2012 Sale 38 catalog, lot #277
Note: 1. The title may have been intended to be "Moonrise on Sacramento River, California". 2. In the 2012 sale listing "Sacramento" is spelled "Sacremento".
Identification: Title from verso inscription.

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