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[photo] [Three Brothers, Yosemite Valley]
Photo credit: Collector's photograph, 2021
Medium: oil on canvas, lined
Size: 30 x 20 in (76 x 51 cm)
Inscription: Signed l/l "F.Schafer" in the artist's characteristic block-printing hand.
Verso: On upper frame in chalk and in ink "10135.2" On backing board "#10135.2", sticker of the Louisiana State Museum, not legible in the photograph. On the canvas in white chalk "GlenK", the roman numeral "III", and the title "THREE BROTHERS / YOSEMITE V**" (indistinct letters at the end, maybe "AL") in black brush in a hand not the artist's. On the stretcher bar a very faint pencil inscription ending in "California" and "Property of R***".
Provenance: Deaccessioned October 2020 by Louisiana State Museum, New Orleans; sold 8 October 2020 for $397 by Neal Auction Company, New Orleans as lot 59 in "UNRESERVED @Neal - LA State & Mobile Museums" sale; to private collection, Lake Oswego, Oregon.
Reproductions: 8 October 2020 sale catalog (on-line)
Site: The Three Brothers, a rock formation in Yosemite Valley, California, viewed across the Merced River.
Identification: Title from verso inscription on the lining canvas (possibly transcribed from a now-covered inscription by the artist). In the available photograph the museum sticker is not readable.
Other title(s): Three Brothers Peak, Yosemite Valley (Neal Auction Company sale catalog)
In index(es): Title list, Indian encampments as incidental subjects, Yosemite Valley--other views

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