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Frederick Ferdinand Schafer Painting Catalog

Painting record FFSd1001

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[photo] Autumn on South Lake, Catskill Mountains, New York

Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 16 x 26 in (41 x 66 cm)
Inscription: Signed l/r: "F. Schafer.", underlined, in the artist's characteristic block-letter hand
Verso: Titled l/c: "Autumn on South Lake / Catskill Mts N Y" in the artist's characteristic block-letter hand
Provenance: Sold before 2015 by an unidentified thrift store; to private collection, northeast Texas.
Reproductions: Owner's photograph
Site: A view of South Lake, on the Catskill Escarpment near the town of Palenville, New York, about a mile from the subjects of at least two other Schafer paintings, Catskill Fall, Catskill Mountains, New York and Old Woolen Mill in the Catskills, New York.
Note: 1. This painting may have been executed between the fall of 1871 and the spring of 1873, a period when Schafer is thought to have temporarily resided on the east coast of the United States before settling in San Francisco. 2. The painting is said to have been sold by the thrift store for $3. 3. South Lake and Kaaterskill Falls were popular subjects for artists of the Hudson River School.
Identification: Title from verso inscription.
In index(es): Title list, eastern United States scenes, miscellaneous other well-known landmarks

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