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Frederick Ferdinand Schafer Painting Catalog

Painting record FFSd0932

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[photo] Morning on Silver Lake, California [3]

Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 30 x 50 in (76 x 127 cm)
Inscription: l/r "F. Schafer" in the characteristic block lettering hand of the artist
Verso: Said to be "Morning on Silver Lake / California"
Provenance: Offered 21 November 2011 (not sold) by Bonhams, San Francisco, as lot 13 in sale 19417. Offered November 2014 and again in April 2017 via eBay, by "808southseasimports", Springfield, Massachusetts. Offered 7 March 2015 (not sold) by Michaan's Auctions by the Bay, Inc., Alameda, California, as lot 232 in "Estate Auction".
Reproductions: 21 November 2011 and 7 March 2015 sale catalogs.
Note: 1. This painting may bear some relation to Evening on Silver Lake, California (attributed) 2. There are a half-dozen bodies of water named "Silver Lake" in California. Another painting of the same scene as this one has the title Silver Lake below Lake Tahoe, California, which potentially identifies the correct "Silver Lake". However, that identification is unconfirmed. 3. Paintings with this title have appeared in at least three 19th century auction catalogs but without enough information to either include or exclude the possibility that one of them is this painting. See Paintings known only by title for details.
Identification: Title from reported verso inscription. Although the 7 March 2015 sale catalog assigns a descriptive title that is quite different from the reported verso inscription, the photograph is of the same painting as in the 21 November 2011 sale.
Other title(s): [Sunrise on lake] (Michaan's Auctions by the Bay, Inc. 7 March 2015 sale catalog); [Sunset on the lake] (eBay 21 April 2017)
In index(es): Title list, Lake Tahoe and environs

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