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[photo] Morning on Mount Shasta, California [3]
Photo credit: Family member's photograph, 2021
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 36 x 20 in (91 x 51 cm)
Inscription: Signed l/l "F.Schafer" in the artist's characteristic block-printing hand.
Verso: Titled l/c "Morning on Mt Shasta / California" in the artist's characteristic block-printing hand; priced in pencil on upper stretcher bar, "$125", crossed with three lines.
Provenance: Probably acquired by Milo A. and Henrietta E. Smith, perhaps directly from the artist upon his visit to Denver in 1888 (see Note); if not then by the next generation, Alfred B. and Grace D. Bell, after 1897; by descent in the family in 1921, 1922, 1962, 1980, 1985, and 2020; to private collection, Denver, Colorado.
Citations: Personal communications with descendants, 2021, 2023.
Site: Mount Shasta and Shastina, viewed from the upper Sacramento River.
Note: This is one of five paintings belonging to the same family, all of which have a verso price inscription written in the same hand and all are about the same size, suggesting that they may have all been acquired at the same sale, possibly the 1888 sale held by Schafer when he stopped in Denver on his way home from an exhibition of American art at the Art Insitute of Chicago.
Identification: Title from verso inscription.
In index(es): Title list, Mount Shasta and Shastina

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