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[photo] Evening on Mount Shasta, California, from the Sacramento River
Photo credit: Owner's photograph, 2012
Date: 1910
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 16 x 26 in (41 x 66 cm)
Inscription: l/r "F. Schafer 1910.", name underlined, with a vertical accent mark over the "a", in the artist's characteristic block letter hand
Verso: l/r "Evening Mount Shasta Cal. / From Sacramento. Riv" in black brush on the canvas. The word "Evening" is crowded, probably added as an afterthought. l/c on the stretcher bar, a stamped paper sticker advertising Dittmann's art supply store in San Francisco.
Provenance: With Sean's Antiques, Petaluma, California, to 2006; in private collection, Portland, Oregon to 2012; in private collection, Scappoose, Oregon.
Citations: Personal communication with the owner, 2012
Note: 1. The signature exhibits a curl under the initial letter "F", as if the artist originally intended to sign with the letters "F" and "S" conjoined in a monogram, then changed his mind. 2. The title uniquely combines elements found in the artist's titles of several other paintings of the same scene.
Legend: The painting is said to have been in the collection of the owner of Sean's Antiques since perhaps 1986.
Identification: Title from the artist's verso inscription.

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