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[photo] In the Colorado Mountains

Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 20 x 36 in (51 x 76 cm)
Inscription: Signed l/l "FSchafer." in the artist's characteristic block-printing hand, initials conjoined in a monogram.
Verso: Titled l/c "In the Colorado Mts" in the artist's characteristic block-print hand. Some strokes are light or skipped as if the brush were too dry for an ungrounded canvas, making the word "the" speculative. There is also a pencil inscription on the stretcher bar giving the dimension of the bar.
Provenance: Sold 29 October 2020 for $896 by Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Denver, Colorado, as lot 142 in "Western Paintings and Sculpture" sale 791; to private collection, Lake Oswego, Oregon.
Reproductions: Leslie Hindman Auctioneers sale catalog.
Note: This may be one of the paintings that Schafer sold or gave away as a premium in 1888, when he passed through Denver on his way home from the Art Institute of Chicago exhibition in 1888.
Identification: Title from artist's inscription verso with abbreviation expanded and with the speculative "the".
Other title(s): [Colorado Landscape] (Leslie Hindman Auctioneers sale catalog)
In index(es): Title list, unidentified mountain scenes

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