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[photo] Bear Lake in the Wasatch Mountains, Utah [2]
Photo credit: Gary Marzolino
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 30 x 50 in (76 x 127 cm)
Inscription: l/r "F. Schafer", in the artist's characteristic block-letter hand underlined
Verso: l/r "Bear Lake in the Wasatch Mts. / Utah", in the artist's characteristic block-letter hand, in black brush.
Provenance: In private collection, Portland, Oregon, in 2001. Sold 10 December 2003 for $8225 by Bonhams & Butterfields, San Francisco, as lot 6149 in sale 7479D
Citations: Vancouver Daily World, 3 September 1891.
Site: Unidentified, but because the bright mountain on the left seems to include the geologic feature known as Devil's Slide, may be in the Weber Canyon, about 30 miles east of Ogden, Utah. If so, the painting is probably a composite, because below Devil's Slide is the Weber River rather than a lake.
Note: (1) If not a composite, the lake may be a wide, slow-moving section of the Weber River looking west. (2) Schafer painted this scene several times from slightly different vantage points. See the list of Wasatch Mountains.
Identification: Title from the verso inscription.
In index(es): Title list, Wasatch Mountains

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