< Tour Previous

Frederick Ferdinand Schafer Painting Catalog

Painting record FFSd0243

Tour next >

[photo] On Lake Blanche, Wasatch Mountains, Utah
Photo credit: Early California and Western Art Research, 1991
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 30 x 20 in (76 x 51 cm)
Inscription: l/l, "F. Schafer", in the artist's characteristic block-letter hand
Verso: l/c, "on Lake Blanche/Wasatch Mts. Utah", black brush
Provenance: Sold 31 July 1991 for $1320 by Butterfield & Butterfield, San Francisco, as lot 2001 in sale 4579D. In Springville Museum of Art, Springville, Utah by 2005.
Reproductions: Butterfield & Butterfield 31 July 1991 sale catalog, Early California and Western Art Research/Schafer slide #110 (1991), Olpin, Robert S. et al., Painters of the Wasatch Mountains, page 32 (color), Springville Museum of Art web site image 0000002196_03, 2011.
Site: Lake Blanche is a body of water about 1000 feet in length, located in the Wasatch Mountains, 25 miles southeast of Salt Lake City.
Description: Sundial Peak with a trace of snow near its cap and generally of a pinkish cast stands at the center under grey, cloudy skies. A bright spot (the sun trying to break through?) appears in the sky just to the left of the top of the peak, while a grey forerange completes the background. In the middle distance, a small lake is surrounded by conifers; there is bright green underbrush on the right. The foreground is crossed by a grey path and dotted with pink wildflowers. (From the painting, 28 July 1991.)
In index(es): Title list, miscellaneous other well-known landmarks, Wasatch Mountains, paintings currently held in museums and public collections

Title list
Other lists
Help About the Artist Copyright Notice Schafer Catalog Home Page
Comments, corrections, or questions: Saltzer@mit.edu
May 19, 2024, 10:22 MDT Accessibility