Frederick Ferdinand Schafer Painting Catalog

Problematic painting record FFSp1108

[photo] [A Mountain Lake, with a Sailboat and a Town in the Distance] (attributed)

Date: undated
Medium: oil on canvas, lined
Size: 44 x 36 in (111 x 91 cm)
Inscription: Said to be "Remnants of a signature" l/l, but not apparent in the photograph.
Verso: None reported, lined and back covered.
Provenance: Offered 27 March 2019 by Doyle Auctions, New York City, as lot 59 in "American Paintings, Furniture & Decorative Arts" sale (unsold).
Reproductions: Doyle Auctions catalog
Attribution: It does not seem likely that this painting is by Frederick Ferdinand Schafer. The draftsmanship is much more precise than Schafer's usual style, especially of the detail on the nearby rocks as well as the town on the far shore. The landscape is immaculately clean, lacking the debris that Schafer usually includes and the mirror-like reflections in the water are atypical. The canvas size is unusual. For these reasons, this painting is indexed only in questioned attributions and is not included in the Grand Tour.
Identification: Title from Doyle Auctions sale catalog.
In index(es): questioned attributions

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