< Tour Previous

Frederick Ferdinand Schafer Painting Catalog

Painting record FFSd0528

Tour next >

[photo] Glacier in Alaska
Photo credit: Early California and Western Art Research, 1988
Date: 1889
Medium: oil on canvas, lined
Size: 30 x 50 in (76 x 127 cm)
Inscription: l/l "F. Schafer 1889", in the artist's block-letter hand
Verso: reported to be l/r "Glacier in Alaska", from photograph before lining.
Provenance: With Butterfield & Butterfield, San Francisco, 6 October 1988; to private collection, 1988; by gift to the Juneau-Douglas City Museum, Juneau Alaska, October, 1996.
Reproductions: 6 October 1988 sale catalog 3983P/P39, lot 4038; Early California and Western Art Research/Schafer slide #90 (color, 1988).
Citations: Juneau-Douglas City Museum acquisition number 96.31.001.
Description: On the left, a conifer-covered bank and cliff in browns. On the right, a glacier pushing by a mountain peak into a lake or bay on the lower right. The sun shines brightly from off the canvas to the left, although the sky is a cloudy grey with a very bright patch of cloud near the horizon and a little blue near the top. Snow dominates the right part, while forest foliage dominates the left, almost two different paintings. (From a color photograph.)
Legend: Said to have been found by a picker in a barn in British Columbia and passed to a dealer in Los Angeles, who repaired, restored, and framed it before selling it at auction.

Title list
Other lists
Help About the Artist Copyright Notice Schafer Catalog Home Page
Comments, corrections, or questions: Saltzer@mit.edu
Jan 19, 2019, 15:35 MST Accessibility