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Frederick Ferdinand Schafer Painting Catalog

Painting record FFSd0917

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[photo] [Shepherd and his flock in Winter]

Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 20 x 30 in (51 x 76 cm)
Inscription: l/l "F. Schafer", underlined, in the artist's characteristic block letter hand
Verso: none
Provenance: (From Bonhams & Butterfields description) "Private Collection, Portland Oregon"; sold 20 March 2011 for $1586 by Bonhams & Butterfields, San Francisco, as lot 5085 in sale 19118. Sold 16 February 2014 for $1952 by Clar's Auction Gallery, Oakland, California, as lot 2176 in Fine Art & Antique sale, day 2.
Reproductions: Bonhams & Butterfields 20 March 2011 sale catalog, Clar's Auction Gallery 16 February 2014 sale catalog.
Note: This painting might be described as luminist in style. Paintings such as this one may be the basis for the suggestion that Schafer's later work was lighter, but the shortage of dated paintings makes it difficult to confirm that suggestion.
Identification: Assigned title of unknown origin, from the Bonhams & Butterfields 20 March 2011 sale listing but omitting the initial article "A".
In index(es): Title list, pastoral and rural scenes, winter scenes

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