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[photo] On Slate Creek, California [3]

Date: no date
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: reported to be 31 x 21 in (may include frame, with actual size 30 x 20 in)
Inscription: l/l "F.Schafer." in the artist's characteristic block letter hand
Verso: l/c in black brush "on Slate Creek / Cal." in the artist's characteristic block letter hand
Provenance: "From a private collection in Michigan."; with Fox Auctions, Vallejo, California, 4 September 2014 and 30 May 2015.
Reproductions: Fox Auctions 4 Sept 2014 and 30 May 2015 sale catalogs, lots 513 and 568
Site: Probably the Slate Creek in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
Note: The hat and beard of the fisherman suggest that the figure may be John Muir.
Identification: Title from verso inscription.

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