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[photo] [Tropical sunset]
Photo credit: Early California and Western Art Research, 1985
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 12 x 10 in (30 x 25 cm)
Inscription: l/r "Schafer"
Provenance: Offered 25 April 1985 by Butterfield & Butterfield, San Francisco, as lot 2320 in sale 3534C (not sold). Offered 24 October 1985 by Butterfield & Butterfield, San Francisco, as lot 4158 in sale 3595P (not sold). Offered in 1987 by Rob Kral Fine Arts Oakland, California. Sold 7 March 1993 for $880 by Butterfield & Butterfield, San Francisco, as lot 13 in sale 5370D/D04.
Reproductions: Early California and Western Art Research/Schafer slide #74 (color, 1985), Butterfield & Butterfield 7 March 1993 sale catalog.
Description: A blue lagoon with a white sailboat on the far side. Two palms stand at the right, reaching to the top of the painting; the area below them is filled with ferns and jungle foliage. The horizon is colored sunset orange, coloring the far edge of the lagoon. The sky shade changes to blue at the top. A beige rock stands in the lower right corner. (From a color photograph.)
Note: This painting is one of several tropical scenes by Schafer, which were probably prepared to satisfy a demand for such paintings from San Francisco residents who came from the east via a Central American overland route.
Identification: Descriptive title of unknown origin, as used in the three sale catalogs. The two sales are assumed to be of the same painting based on the identical title and size, and the failure of the first sale. The Early California and Western Art Research index identifies the slide with the 25 April 1985 sale and with the 1987 offering at Kral.
In index(es): Title list, lake cove scenes, sunset scenes, tropical scenes

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