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Frederick Ferdinand Schafer Painting Catalog

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[photo] On the Merced River [5]

Medium: oil on canvas, lined
Size: 30 x 20 in (76 x 51 cm)
Inscription: l/r "F.Schafer" in the artist's characteristic block-letter hand.
Verso: Said to have been "On the Merced River" before lining.
Provenance: Offered 3 December 2010 via eBay by "cvdw1", Pasadena, California.
Site: Appears to be a view of Sentinel Rock from the east looking west.
Note: Two paintings with 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.
Legend: The painting is said to have been in the seller's family for several generations.
Identification: Title based on reported verso inscription.
In index(es): Title list, fishing scenes, Yosemite Valley--Sentinel Rock

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