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Frederick Ferdinand Schafer Painting Catalog

Painting record FFSd1132

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[photo] [Castle Rock, Columbia River 3]

Medium: oil on canvas, lined
Size: 30 x 50 in (76 x 127 cm)
Inscription: signed l/r "F. Schafer." in the artist's characteristic block-printing hand
Provenance: "Property of a Colorado estate." Sold 20 April 2022 for $10838 by Bonhams, Los Angeles as lot 12 in sale 27415, "Western Art".
Reproductions: Bonhams 20 April 2022 sale catalog.
Site: Standing on the North (Washington) side of the Columbia River looking West across the river into Oregon, toward Beacon Rock. The geographic feature in the painting was named "Beacon Rock" by Lewis and Clark in 1805, but it was known as "Castle Rock" from 1811 until 1916, when the United States Board of Geographic Names restored the "Beacon Rock" name. [Meany, Edmond C., Origins of Washington Geographic Names, page 40]
Note: The Bonhams condition report mentions that there appears to be damage in the form of tears that were repaired from the front after the painting was lined.
Identification: Title from Bonhams auction listing.
In index(es): Title list, Columbia River scenes, Indian encampments as incidental subjects, moonlight nocturnes and other scenes showing the moon, expensive paintings

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