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Painting record FFSd0301

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[photo] Swiss landscape [1]

Date: probably undated
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 20 x 36 in (51 x 91.5 cm) (see Note)
Inscription: said to be l/r "F Schafer" (not visible in photograph)
Verso: said to be titled
Provenance: Sold 18 September 1987 for $660 by Butterfield & Butterfield, San Francisco, as lot 2900 in sale 3824P/P16.
Reproductions: Butterfield & Butterfield 18 September 1987 sale catalog.
Description: A path leads to a chalet in the lower right dark triangle surrounded by trees. In the background, a rounded rock mountain drops into a lake at the left edge. There are two boulders in the foreground at the lake edge (one with a dead branch atop), and several trees surrounding the chalet. The sky is cloudy. (From a monochrome photograph in the sale catalog.)
Note: In a (probably accidental) break with its usual practice, the sale catalog reports the size only as "51 x 91.5", without specifying units. Interpreting the size in inches would make this the largest Schafer painting reported, while interpreting the size in centimeters yields a common Schafer canvas size, so it seems safe to assume the reported dimension is metric.
In index(es): Title list, cabins, farmhouses, and similar structures, foreign scenes

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