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Painting record FFSd0934

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[photo] Sunset on Mount Shasta

Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 30 x 50 in (76 x 127 cm)
Inscription: l/l "F Schäfer", underlined, in the artist's characteristic block lettering hand
Verso: l/r "Sunset on Mount Shasta.", in black brush on the canvas, in the artist's characteristic block lettering hand. "21" on the left side of the frame. An inscription giving partial provenance on the upper part of the frame.
Provenance: In collection of William Henry Henley, Oceanside, California, by 1912; to private collection, Kingman, Arizona, by descent in the family on April 19, 1912, again on May 9, 1969, and again on August 17, 1979.
Citations: Personal communication with the owner, 2011
Site: View of Mount Shasta, California, from the south, across the upper Sacramento River.
Note: 1. The painting hung in the Hotel El San Luis Rey on Pacific Street in Oceanside, California until 1912. 2. Paintings with this title are listed as having been in two different 19th century exhibitions and were offerend in at least four 19th century auctions but in every case without enough information to either include or exclude the possibility that one of them is this painting. See Paintings known only by title for details.
Legend: According to family lore, William Henley acquired this painting from the (Amasa) Leland Stanford Estate, presumably between Stanford's death in 1893 and his wife Jane Lathrop Stanford's death in 1905. Documentation that might verify this legend has not been located.
Identification: Title from artist's verso inscription.
In index(es): Title list, Indian encampments as incidental subjects, Mount Shasta and Shastina, sunset scenes

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