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[photo] Morning on Mirror Lake, Yosemite Valley California [3]

Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 30 x 50 in (76 x 127 cm)
Inscription: l/r "F. Schafer", underlined, in the artist's characteristic block-letter hand
Verso: said to be "Morning on Mirror Lake / Yosemite Valley California"
Provenance: (from Bonhams & Butterfields catalog description) "Private collection, Portland, Oregon"; sold 6 April 2011 for $4880 by Bonhams & Butterfields San Francisco, as lot 1021 in sale 19125.
Citations: Bonhams & Butterfields sale catalog.
Site: A view of Yosemite Valley looking southwest across Mirror Lake, with the geological formation known as Royal Arches on the right and Mount Watkins on the left.
Note: This painting is one of the few by Schafer in which the surrounding landscape is faithfully reflected in the water, probably because that reflection is the defining feature of Mirror Lake.
Identification: Title from the reported verso inscription, presumably by the artist.
In index(es): Title list, Indian encampments as incidental subjects, Yosemite Valley--other views

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