Frederick Ferdinand Schafer Painting Catalog

Image index of paintings probably attributable to Schafer


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Each of these paintings, though either unsigned or apparently signed by some other artist, have characteristics that suggest that they were probably painted by Frederick Ferdinand Schafer. The arguments vary in strength--some of these attributions seem fairly certain, while others may not hold up under closer examination. The description of each of these paintings includes a discussion giving reasons for the attribution.
[photo]
[Mount Shasta 2] (attributed)
bears erroneous signature "ABierstadt"
[photo]
Yosemite Valley, California, from Artist's Point [1] (attributed)
bears erroneous signature "T. Hill"
[photo]
Evening, Mount Rainier, W.T. (attributed)
bears erroneous signature "T. Hill"
[photo]
Evening on Silver Lake, California (attributed)
bears erroneous signature "T. Hill"
[no photo]
[Lookout Rock, Yosemite Valley] (attributed)
bears erroneous signature "T. Moran"
[photo]
Morning on the Moonlight Rock, Yosemite Valley (attributed)
bears erroneous signature "Hill"
[photo]
Schonchin's Rock, Lava Beds in Distance (attributed)
bears erroneous signature "Hill"
[photo]
Mount Hood from Hood River, Oregon [5] (attributed)
bears signature "O. G. Shäffer"
[photo]
[Mountain composition 3 (Matterhorn? and Dent d'Hérens?)]
bears signature "F. Shaefer"
[photo]
Indian encampment on the Salmon River, Idaho (attributed)
unsigned
[photo]
Yosemite Valley, California [7] (attributed)
unsigned
[photo]
[Rural landscape 2] (attributed)
unsigned
[photo]
[Sierra mountain landscape with lake] (attributed)
unsigned
[photo]
[Mountain landscape (Mount Rainier?)] (attributed)
unsigned
[photo]
Sunset on Mount Shasta from Sissons, California (attributed)
unsigned
[photo]
[River landscape with cows] (attributed)
unsigned
[photo]
[Morning on Mount Shasta 2] (attributed)
unsigned
[photo]
The North Heads, Pacific Coast (attributed)
unsigned
[photo]
[Mount Hood from Hood River, Oregon 7] (attributed)
unsigned
[photo]
[Mount Hood from the Columbia River at Cape Horn] (attributed)
unsigned
[photo]
[Yosemite Valley sketch 2] (attributed)
unsigned
[photo]
[Autumn river scene 2] (attributed)
unsigned
[photo]
Evening on Mount Shasta, California [2] (attributed)
unsigned
[photo]
[Forest lake sunset] (attributed)
unsigned
[photo]
Sentinel Dome, Yosemite (attributed)
incised "Schafer"
[photo]
[Mount Shasta sketch 2] (attributed)
signed "Schafer"

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