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Frederick Ferdinand Schafer Painting Catalog

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[photo] [Indian by the Lake, Lake Tahoe]

Date: undated
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 30 x 20 in (76 x 51 cm)
Inscription: Signed l/r "F. Schafer." in the artist's characteristic block-printing hand.
Verso: None reported; back is covered with kraft paper.
Provenance: Sold 6 April 2024 for $1188 by Vogt Auction Galleries, San Antonio, Texas, as lot 108 in "Texas and Western Art" sale. See also note.
Reproductions: Vogt Auction Galleries 2024 sale catalog.
Site: Unidentified, despite title. Schafer usually depicted Lake Tahoe scenes with conifers, not broad-leaf trees, and water lilies are not native to Lake Tahoe.
Note: The 2024 sale was accompanied by a 2006, 23-page insurance appraisal for owner "Mansfield", who is said to have acquired the painting by descent in 1984. Two pages of the appraisal appeared in the auction catalog (see images).
Identification: Assigned title of unknown origin, as appearing in the 2024 auction catalog.
In index(es): Title list, lake cove scenes, pastoral and rural scenes

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