Frederick Ferdinand Schafer Painting Catalog

Problematic painting record FFSp1019

[photo] [Western mountains] (attributed)

Date: n.d.
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 9 x 12 in (23 x 30 cm)
Inscription: l/l "F Schafer" faintly in white, in an unknown printing hand
Verso: on the frame "F. SHAFFER" in another unknown printing hand
Provenance: Sold 7 November 2015 as lot 334 for $800 by Brunk Auctions, Asheville, North Carolina.
Reproductions: Brunk Auctions 6-8 November 2015 sale catalog
Attribution: Although the Brunk Auctions catalog attributes this painting to Frederick Ferdinand Schafer, the attribution seems unlikely. The color palette is not familiar, the central focus seems to be the distant mountain rather than something nearby, the level of finish is uniform rather than decreasing in distant planes, and the massive background mountain and small foreground is the reverse of the usual Schafer composition.
Identification: Descriptive title, presumably assigned by Brunk Auctions.
In index(es): questioned attributions

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