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[photo] [Landscape with cottage]
Photo credit: Early California and Western Art Research, 1985
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 14 x 24 in (36 x 61 cm)
Inscription: l/r "Frederick Schafer", in the artist's characteristic block-letter hand
Provenance: The Oakland Museum of California by 1975, deaccessioned in 1985; sold 25 April 1985 for $770 by Butterfield & Butterfield, San Francisco as lot 2319 in sale 3534C.
Reproductions: Butterfield & Butterfield 25 April 1985 sale catalog; Early California and Western Art Research/Schafer slide #75 (color, 1985)
Citations: Inventory of American Paintings… record 71067661
Description: A European forest scene with broadleaf trees rising behind a bright timber-frame cottage with a sod roof on the right; smoke rises from the chimney. In the center, a break in the woods leads the eye off to the horizon. A path leads from the cottage toward the viewer across a slightly gold field; a woman and a boy stand on the path at the edge of a bluish foreground shadow. On the left, a stream enters the picture, then leaves. Wildflowers dot the rolling terrain. Farm animals can be seen in the distance on the left. (From a color photograph.)
Note: The Europen style half-timbered structure with sod roof suggests that this scene may have been painted in Germany before Schafer emigrated to the United States.
Identification: Descriptive title of unknown origin, from the 1985 sale catalog. The Butterfield & Butterfield sale gives the provenance as the Oakland Museum; the Inventory of American Paintings entry cites the Oakland Museum as the owner. The Early California and Western Art Research index identifies the slide with the 25 April 1985 sale.
In index(es): Title list, cabins, farmhouses, and similar structures, foreign scenes, pastoral and rural scenes

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