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[photo] On Merced River, California [2]
Photo credit: Owner's photograph, 2005
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 20 x 36 in. (51 x 91 cm)
Inscription: l/r "F.Schafer.", in the artist's characteristic block-letter hand.
Verso: l/c "on Merced River California."
Provenance: in collection of Levi James and Genet Flora Taylor, Harrisville, Utah, circa 1891; by descent to private collection, in 1940; by descent to private collection, Ogden, Utah by 2005.
Citations: Personal communication, 2005
Note: 1. The Harrisville, Utah, collector lived near Ogden in the 1890s and may have acquired the painting at an auction held by Schafer in Ogden 18-21 November 1891. 2. Two paintings with almost the same title were offered as lot 97 on page 7 and lot 195 on page 11 of the catalog of a 17 November 1885 auction in San Francisco but there is not enough information in that catalog to either include or exclude the possibility that one of them is this painting.
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