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Frederick Ferdinand Schafer Painting Catalog

Painting record FFSd1014

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[photo] Morning on Lake George
Photo credit: Alex Parrott, 2017
Medium: oil on canvas, lined
Size: 30 x 20 in (76 x 51 cm)
Inscription: l/r "F. Schafer" in the artist's characteristic block-letter hand
Verso: l/c "Morning on Lake George", visible through a cutout in the backing board, in the artist's characteristic block-letter hand. "13" in pencil on the upper stretcher bar.
Provenance: Sold 20 August 2015 for $204 as lot 3129 in "Multi-Estate Auction" by J. Levine Auction and Appraisal, Scottsdale, Arizona to private collection, Boulder Creek, California; donated in August 2016 to the Lake George Historical Association and Museum; conservation and restoration in 2017 by Saunders Gallery of Fine Art, Glens Falls, New York.
Reproductions: 20 August 2015 sale catalog
Note: 1. The J. Levine Auction and Appraisal 20 August 2015 sale catalog describes the support as paper, but examination reveals that it is actually a very thin and fragile canvas. 2. The catalog description also mentions a "large tear in center, piece requires restoration and is sold as is." 3. Several other paintings by Schafer that have a similar composition may be found in the index of forest path scenes.
Identification: Title from verso inscription by the artist.
In index(es): Title list, eastern United States scenes, forest path scenes

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