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Frederick Ferdinand Schafer Painting Catalog

Painting record FFSd0731

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[photo] Cape Horn, Sierra Nevada Mountains, California

Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 30 x 20 in (76 x 51 cm)
Inscription: Signed l/l "F Schafer" in the artist's characteristic block-printing hand; numbered l/r "42" in a different, calligraphic hand.
Verso: Titled l/c "Cape Horn / Sierra Nevada Mts / Cala." in the artist's characteristic block-printing hand.
Provenance: In private collection, northern California, by 1965; by descent in the family in 2022 to private collection, San Diego, California.
Citations: Personal communications with the owners, 2003 and 2022.
Site: Unidentified. There are several places in California known as Cape Horn but none of them seem to look like the rock formation in this painting.
Note: (1) As of 2003, the painting had been in the family for over 40 years. (2) As of 2023 this is the only Schafer painting to emerge on which a number other than the date is inscribed on the front. The purpose and meaning of the number, which appears to be "42", has not been determined.
Identification: Title from verso inscription.
Other title(s): [Mountain sunset] 42
In index(es): Title list, sunset scenes, paintings not otherwise indexed by content

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