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[photo] Evening on Slate Creek [1]
Photo credit: Maxwell Galleries, Ltd., San Francisco
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 20 x 12 in (51 x 30 cm)
Inscription: l/r "FSchafer", initials conjoined in a monogram
Verso: said to be "Evening on Slate Creek" in the artist's hand.
Provenance: With Maxwell Galleries, Ltd., San Francisco, 1999; to private collection, Mendocino, California, July 1999.
Description: A gently-flowing creek winds by a sunset campfire. On the right, a sparsely-leaved tree emerges from tangled growth and vines to lean out over the creek; behind it are several tall trees and a standing snag. Two figures sit around the smoking campfire on the left side of the creek, a coniferous forest behind them. The sky is yellow at the top, shading to deep orange near the horizon. (From a color photograph.)
Note: A painting with the same title was offered as lot 4 on page 3 in the catalog of a 17 November 1885 auction in San Francisco but there is not enough information in that catalog to either include or exclude the possibility that it is the same painting.

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