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[photo] [Evening on Santa Cruz River]

Date: n.d.
Medium: oil on canvas, lined
Size: 20 x 36 in (51 x 92 cm)
Inscription: l/l "F. Schafer" in the artist's characteristic block-printing hand. Left edge of initial "F" not visible in image
Verso: In a photograph in a plastic sleeve accompanying the painting, presumably of the verso inscription before lining, "Ev. on Santa Cruz Riv. Cal.", in the artist's characteristic block-printing hand. In a second plastic sleeve, a sticker of Stremmel Galleries, Reno, Nevada.
Provenance: "Private Collection, Reno, Nevada" (from the Bonhams catalog); sold 4 August 2015, together with [Mountain landscape 11], as lot 6 for $8125 by Bonhams, Los Angeles.
Reproductions: Bonhams sale 22419 catalog
Site: Unknown. As far as is known, there is no Santa Cruz River anywhere in California. Perhaps the artist has mixed together the names of San Lorenzo Creek and the Santa Cruz Mountains.
Note: The placement of the gallery sticker in a plastic sleeve to preserve it suggests that it was originally attached to the frame or stretcher bars.
Identification: Title from the presumed verso inscription by the artist.

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