Frederick Ferdinand Schafer Painting Catalog

Unidentified painting record FFSu0701

[no photo] Sunset on Castle Rock on Columbia River, Oregon

Date: said to be undated
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 12 x 20 in (31 x 51 cm)
Inscription: said to be signed
Verso: see identification
Provenance: In collection of Franz R. Stenzel, M.D., & Kathryn M. Stenzel, Portland, Oregon; by gift to Yale Collection of Western Americana in 1997.
Citations: Yale Collection of Western Americana, The Franz R. and Kathryn M. Stenzel Collection of Western American Art, WA MSS-2368, Box 42, folder 829. See the Guide to the Franz R. and Kathryn M. Stenzel Collection of Western American Art by Diana Smith, revised 2010-02-10.
Site: The geographic feature in the painting was named "Beacon Rock" by Lewis and Clark in 1805, but it was known as "Castle Rock" from 1811 until 1916, when the United States Board of Geographic Names restored the "Beacon Rock" name. [Meany, Edmond C., Origins of Washington Geographic Names, page 40]
Description: not available
Note: Paintings with this title have appeared in at least three 19th century auctions but without enough information to either include or exclude the possibility that one of them is this painting. See Paintings known only by title for details.
Identification: The title is given as "Sunset on Castle Rock on Columbia Riv. Oregon". The abbreviation "Riv." suggests that the title comes from an unmentioned verso title inscription.

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