Frederick Ferdinand Schafer Painting Catalog

Problematic painting record FFSp0310

[photo] [Three Sisters, Oregon]
Photo credit: Nancy Ferreira, Christopher Queen Galleries
Date: undated
Medium: oil on canvas, lined
Size: 50 x 30 in (127 x 76 cm.
Inscription: no inscription
Verso: said to have been none before lining
Provenance: With Butterfield & Butterfield, San Francisco, 26 August 1987; with Christopher Queen Galleries, Duncans Mills, California, 1990; to private collection, Santa Rosa, California, 3 June 1990.
Citations: 26 August 1987 sale catalog 3811P/P16, lot 4110; Christopher Queen Galleries record 315
Attribution: Sold without attribution by Butterfield & Butterfield. Attribution to Schafer suggested by Christopher Queen Galleries. Much of the painting, especially the staffage, is uncharacteristically detailed, and the foreground shrubbery is also uncharacteristic of Schafer.
Site: The Three Sisters mountains, Oregon, viewed from the West.
Description: One Indian sits, another stands, near two trees in the center beneath the snow-capped Three Sisters, which have a pinkish cast from the setting sun. A red-spotted rock cliff stands high up on the right with two lower ranges in front, while a lake in the left front reflects the mountains. A large stump stands in center above one of three prominent, large boulders. The forest is Douglas Fir, while Red Maple trees stand next to the lake. (From the painting, 10 January 1990, at Christopher Queen Galleries.)
Note: Tree identification suggested by Arnold Wallen.
Identification: Descriptive title of unknown origin.
In index(es): questioned attributions

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