Frederick Ferdinand Schafer Painting Catalog

Problematic painting record FFSp0868

[photo] [Vernal Fall, Yosemite]

Date: said to be 1904
Medium: said to be oil on canvas, lined
Size: 8 x 10 in (19 x 25 cm)
Inscription: none reported
Verso: u/c label in ink on brown paper, "Frederick Schafer / 1904" in a block-lettering hand resembling that of the artist; l/c typewritten gallery label on white sticker affixed to the brown paper covering the frame 'Oil painting "Vernal Fall-Yosemite" / by Frederick Schafer 1904 / ret 17-15'
Provenance: With eBay, Los Angeles, 4 August 2008.
Citations: eBay item #260268460357
Attribution: A painting this small may be a field sketch, which makes attribution especially difficult. However, the composition balanced around a vertical center, the uniform illumination, the unnatural water flow, and the absence of natural surrounding clutter all suggest that this painting is by a different artist.
Site: Merced River below Vernal Fall, Yosemite National Park.
Identification: Assigned title from catalog description.
In index(es): questioned attributions

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