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[photo] Bridal Veil Fall, Yosemite [1]

Date: 1890
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 30 x 50 in (76 x 127 cm)
Inscription: l/l "F. Schafer 1890", in the artist's characteristic block-letter hand
Verso: said to be titled
Provenance: Sold 6 October 1988 for $1540 by Butterfield & Butterfield, San Francisco, as lot 4008 in sale 3983P/P39.
Reproductions: Butterfield & Butterfield 6 October 1988 sale catalog.
Site: Looking across the Merced River and Bridalveil Meadow, toward Bridalveil Fall and Cathedral Rocks, with Half-Dome in the distance, in Yosemite Valley, California.
Description: A wide river flows from the center left to the right front half of the painting. A fisherman stands on the far bank; behind him on the right is a small forest and behind that the waterfall. A dead tree lies at an angle on the right bank; in a break in the conifer forest on the left bank stands another dead tree. The background on the left consists of hazy mountains. (From a monochrome photograph.)
In index(es): Title list, fishing scenes, Yosemite Valley--Bridalveil Fall, dated paintings

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