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[photo] Sacramento River

Date: 1889
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 30 x 50 in (76 x 127 cm)
Inscription: l/r "F.Schafer 89.", in the artist's characteristic block-letter hand
Verso: "Sacramento Riv…" upper stretcher bar in pencil. Said to be preceded by the number "51" and the second word said to be "River".
Provenance: private collection, Vancouver, B.C. by 2005.
Citations: Personal communication, 2005
Description: "…a mountain on the right, a river flowing with reflection from [the] …moon setting in the distance…" (owner's description)
Note: 1. The verso inscription in pencil is in a script hand that is typical of 19th century penmanship. It resembles the hand found on the stretcher bars of several other Schafer paintings. 2. A painting with this title appeared in the North Pacific Industrial Exposition, October 1890, as reported in the (Portland, Oregon) Morning Oregonian of 16 October 1890 but the information in that source is insufficient to either include or exclude the possibility that it is this painting.
Legend: Said to have been in the family since the 1920s and perhaps earlier.
In index(es): Title list, moonlight nocturnes and other scenes showing the moon, dated paintings

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