Frederick Ferdinand Schafer Painting Catalog

Painting record FFSd0947


[photo] [Monk on forest path]

Date: '79
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 31 x 22 inches (79 x 56 cm)
Inscription: l/r "F. Schäfer '79" in a Germanic Kurrent hand with calligraphic flourishes
Verso: c "F. Schäer '79" in the same Germanic hand
Provenance: in private collection, Wisconsin and Malibu, California by 1982
Citations: personal communication with the owner, 2012
Description: (from the owner) The scene is of a monk walking on a dirt path in the country on a windy evening. He is bald, with a white beard, Franciscan kind of garb, a basket over one arm and a walking staff in the other. The sky is full of cumulus clouds with a burst of light illuminating one part. There are two distant birds in the sky. Dominating the painting is some kind of tree - an oak?
Note: Signature same as on [Watering the horses]. See attribution discussion for that painting.
Identification: Assigned, descriptive title

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