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Frederick Ferdinand Schafer Painting Catalog

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[photo] Bear Lake, Wasatch Mountains, Utah [6]
Photo credit: J. H. Saltzer, 2003
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 30 x 50 in (76 x 127 cm)
Inscription: l/r, "F. Schafer", in red, in the artist's characteristic block-letter hand
Verso: l/c, "Be** *ake, Wa****h Mts. Utah", lettered in the artist's hand, some letters covered by repair tape.
Provenance: Private collection, Ogden, Utah; to private collection, southern Wyoming c. 1970; with Homestead Antiques, Saint Charles, Idaho, 2003; with North Point Gallery, San Francisco, 2004.
Citations: Personal communication, 2004
Site: Unidentified, but because the bright mountain on the left seems to include the geologic feature known as Devil's Slide, may be in the Weber Canyon, about 30 miles east of Ogden, Utah. If so, the painting is probably a composite, because below Devil's Slide is the Weber River rather than a lake.
Note: (1) If not a composite, the lake may be a wide, slow-moving section of the Weber River looking west. (2) Schafer painted this scene several times from slightly different vantage points. See the list of Wasatch Mountains.
In index(es): Title list, Wasatch Mountains

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