Frederick Ferdinand Schafer Painting Catalog

Unidentified painting record FFSu0369


[photo] Moonlight on Truckee River near Boca, California
Photo credit: William K. Dick, 1971
Date: probably undated
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 42 x 24 in (107 x 61 cm)
Inscription: said to be l/l "F. Schafer"
Verso: said to be "Moonlight on Truckee River near Boca, Cala."
Provenance: In private collection, Sacramento, California, by 1969.
Citations: interoffice note of The Oakland Museum of California, 20 May 1969 in Archives of California Art; William K. Dick notes, p 74
Note: From William K. Dick's notes on this painting: "Big moon in blue grey sky. Stream running through redwoods. Similar to other moonlight scenes of Schafer. . . white haze all over - old wax?"
Identification: The interoffice note identifies the painting as from a matching pair of Setting Suns of size 54 x 36, a measurement that apparently includes the frame. The other painting of the pair is Sunset in redwoods, Santa Cruz Mountains, California.
Other title(s): Setting Sun (Oakland Museum Archive note)

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