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[photo] [Still Life in plein air]

Date: 1905
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 22 x 34 in (56 x 86 cm)
Inscription: l/r "Fred'k Schafer / "1905", name underlined and the letter "a" with an indistinct acute accent.
Verso: none
Provenance: "From a San Francisco Bay area estate"; with eBay, Incorporated, Galt, California, 21 February 2014.
Citations: eBay, Incorporated 21 February 2014, item #281266732047
Attribution: See discussion of [Still life with watermelon and banana].
Description: An outdoor still life with fruit, consisting of a basket overflowing with cherries, a knife in a watermelon that has been sliced open, several apples, a peach that has been sliced in half, plums, and three bananas. One of the bananas has been partly peeled.
Note: (1) What is reported above as an apostrophe in the signature is not in a usual position; it may be intended to be an additional letter. (2) This painting is one of a series of at least three similar still lifes, all probably executed circa 1905. For comparison, see [Still life with fruit] and [Still life with watermelon and banana].
Identification: Assigned, descriptive title.

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