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[photo] Boy and his cattle in a landscape

Date: probably undated
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 20 x 36 in (51 x 91 cm)
Inscription: said to be signed l/r "F. Schafer" (not visible in photograph)
Provenance: In private collection, Paso Robles, California by 1990; offered 12 July 1990 (not sold) by Butterfield & Butterfield, San Francisco, as lot 2169 in sale 4235P/P58. Sold 7 March 1993 for $2750 by Butterfield & Butterfield, San Francisco, as lot 7 in sale 5370D/D04.
Reproductions: Butterfield & Butterfield 12 July 1990 and 7 March 1993 sale catalogs, Early California and Western Art Research/Schafer slide #105 of catalog photo (monochrome, 1990);
Description: A pastoral landscape. In the middle distance, a figure stands in a path that curves past a gentle pasture slope up to the right. Beyond the figure several cattle stand on a low ridge, silhouetted against a bright, wide, flat valley floor beyond. A series of low hills provides a backdrop for the entire scene. Two sparse broadleaf trees on the slope near the right frame the scene; below them is the gnarled trunk of a tree fallen across another tree. (From a monochrome photograph.)
Identification: The Early California and Western Art Research slide is a photograph of the 12 July 1990 Butterfield & Butterfield catalog image.
Other title(s): Pastoral landscape (sale catalogs)
In index(es): Title list, pastoral and rural scenes

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