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Frederick Ferdinand Schafer Painting Catalog

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[photo] [Yosemite Valley 15]
Photo credit: Courtesy of Joan Irvine Smith Fine Arts, Newport Beach, California
Date: said to be undated
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 30 x 50 in (76 x 127 cm)
Inscription: l/r "F Schafer", in the artist's characteristic block-letter hand, underlined
Verso: none reported
Provenance: United States Embassy, Madrid, actual owner unknown (see note); sold 12 December 2005 for $11750 by Bonhams & Butterfields, San Francisco, as lot 130 in sale 13316; offered October 2007 by California Art Sales.
Reproductions: art.state.gov exhibition file 2002.0240 (color, small), Bonhams & Butterfields 12 December 2005 sale catalog (color).
Note: In 2002 the painting was located in the U. S. Embassy in Madrid, under the Art in Embassies Program of the United States State Department. As of 2008 it is no longer listed as being there. That program arranges for loans of paintings from collectors, dealers, and museums, without identifying the actual owner. Joan Irvine Smith Fine Arts, of Newport Beach, California, was involved, and kindly provided a high resolution image.
Identification: The Art in Embassies Program listing for this painting incorrectly identifies the artist as "Frank Schafer" and gives dates of 1876-1944.
In index(es): Title list, Yosemite Valley--classic view

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