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[photo] [Mountain landscape with cabin by a lake]
Photo credit: J. H. Saltzer, 1999
Medium: oil on canvas, lined
Size: 30 x 50 in (76 x 127 cm)
Inscription: l/r "F. Schäfer", in the artist's characteristic block-letter hand, underlined.
Verso: "3" on stretcher; canvas lined and covered with protective board.
Provenance: Sold 26 June 1986 for $1320 by Sotheby Arcade, New York, as lot 55 in sale 1168. Sold 31 May 1990 for $550 by Butterfield & Butterfield, San Francisco, as lot 5105 in sale 4298P. In inventory of an unidentified dealer, Laguna Beach, California by 1994, sold in September 1999 to private collection, San Bernardino County, California.
Reproductions: Sotheby Arcade 26 June 1986 sale catalog. Butterfield & Butterfield 31 May 1990 sale catalog.
Citations: Inventory of American Paintings… record 63007161
Description: A pastoral mountain scene in an unidentified region that has broadleaf forests; a view across a brownish dirt road, a small gully, and a bright-green grassy clearing to a house with shutters and a brick chimney in the middle-distant center. A dominating tree stands against the sky toward the right, a smaller one stands just to the left of the house. Several boulders lie at the side of the road against a rail fence, which descends into the gully. To the left of the gully the grass- and wildflower-covered terrain rises and is capped with brush and low trees; beyond this slope lies a blue lake with a sailboat in the distance. Chapparal-covered mountains in shades of pink and purple form a bowl-shaped horizon under a blue sky with gathering storm clouds. The painting is in the Luminist style. (From the painting, 8 December 1999.)
Identification: Descriptive title of unknown origin, as found in the 1986 sale catalog. The Inventory of American Paintings listing cites the Sotheby Arcade sale. Although the photograph in the Butterfield & Butterfield catalog is nearly illegible, it appears to be of the same painting as in the Sotheby Arcade catalog.
Other title(s): Mountain cottage by a lake (Butterfield & Butterfield sale catalog)
In index(es): Title list, cabins, farmhouses, and similar structures, pastoral and rural scenes

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