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[photo] Autumn on South Lake, Catskill Mountains, New York

Date: n.d. (see note)
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 16 x 26 in (41 x 66 cm)
Inscription: l/r "F. Schafer.", underlined, in the artist's characteristic block-printing hand
Verso: l/c "Autumn on South Lake / Catskill Mts N Y" in the artist's characteristic block-printing hand
Provenance: Sold before 2015 by an unidentified thrift store; to private collection, northeast Texas.
Reproductions: Owner's photograph
Site: A view of South Lake, on the Catskill Escarpment near the town of Palerville, New York.
Note: 1. This picture may have been painted in the early 1870s, when Schafer is thought to have temporarily resided in the New York City area. 2. The painting is said to have been sold by the thrift store for $3. 3. South Lake and Kaaterskill Falls (about one mile to the west) were popular subjects for artists of the Hudson River School.
Identification: Title from verso inscription.

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