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[photo] After a storm in the White Mountains
Photo credit: William K. Dick, 1970
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 22 x 36 in (56 x 91 cm)
Inscription: l/r "F. Schafer." in red, in the artist's characteristic block-letter hand, initials conjoined in a monogram
Verso: Canvas, lower center, "After a Storm in the White Mountains", in the artist's characteristic block-letter hand, in black brush
Provenance: With Garzoli Gallery, San Francisco, in 1975. With Butterfield & Butterfield, San Francisco, 17 March 1982 (not sold). With Butterfield & Butterfield, San Francisco, 21 July 1982 (not sold). With Montgomery Gallery, San Francisco, 12 August 1989. With Robert W. Skinner Inc., Bolton, Mass., 13 November 1992 (not sold). To private collection, Mendocino, California, 1 October 1998.
Reproductions: Butterfield & Butterfield 17 March 1982 sale catalog 3192, lot 448A; Butterfield & Butterfield 21 July 1982 sale catalog 3210A, lot 1086; Robert W. Skinner Inc. 13 November 1992 sale catalog 1475, lot 64A; Early California and Western Art Research/Schafer slide #57 (color, 1982); William K. Dick photo #56 (color, undated)
Citations: Inventory of American Paintings… record 71067296
Description: The sun highlights a fisherman wearing a wide-brimmed hat, on a raging creek under a windblown tree which fills the left side of the picture. A bright green glade behind the figure and bright red and green fishing gear catch the eye; the rapids in the river are a brilliant white. Dead trees and branches litter the foreground on both sides; on the right is a gnarled mass of fallen trees; a small hill stands in the right background and a slightly larger hill is indistinctly visible in the center background. A bright but cloud-filled grey sky with a small patch of blue near the center completely blocks in the view. (From the painting, 12 Aug 1989, at the Montgomery Gallery.)
Note: 1. This painting and In the White Mountains [1] seem to be views of the same site. 2. A painting with the same title was offered as lot 98 on page 7 in the catalog of a 17 November 1885 auction in San Francisco but there is not enough information in that catalog to either include or exclude the possibility that it is the same painting.
Legend: The Inventory of American Paintings listing offers the date of "c. 1880", perhaps based on the appearance of a painting with the same title described in note 2 above.
Identification: The photo from William K. Dick is identified with Garzoli, and the Inventory entry identifies Garzoli as its informant. All of the photographs appear to be of the same painting.
In index(es): Title list, eastern United States scenes, fishing scenes

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