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[photo] Morning on Ross Valley Creek
Photo credit: Early California and Western Art Research, 1971
Date: probably undated
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 30 x 20 in (76 x 51 cm)
Inscription: l/r "F. Schafer"
Verso: said to be titled
Provenance: With Garzoli Gallery, San Francisco, 1971. With Butterfield & Butterfield, San Francisco, 25 May 1982.
Reproductions: Early California and Western Art Research/Schafer slide #7 (color, 1971)
Citations: 25 May 1982 sale catalog 3205A, lot 208; William K. Dick notes page 73
Description: A dramatically shaded view of a forest along a stream that covers the entire canvas, leaving no sky or horizon. Sun lightens a bright yellow-green clearing in the center, in contrast with completely surrounding dark green and brown tones. Boulders along the stream and a log at right are part of a pervasive clutter of the forest floor. (From a color photograph.)
Identification: The Early California and Western Art Research index identifies the slide with both the 1971 Garzoli offering and the 25 May 1982 sale, giving the size as 36 x 20. William K. Dick's notes describe the same painting, seen at Garzoli in 1970, but gives the size as 36 x 20 in.
Other title(s): Ross Valley Creek (1982 sale catalog.)

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