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Lot 487

Frederick Schafer O/C, Castle Rock w/ Columbia River, Oregon Landscape

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200

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Frederick F. Schafer (Germany/California, 1839-1927) oil on canvas laid to Masonite painting depicting Oregon's Columbia River with the sunlit Beacon Rock--then called Castle Rock--rising in the distance, late 19th century. Fisherman, possibly American Indians, in a canoe or other small boat on float near the shore. Signed "F. Schafer," lower right. Housed in a silvered and gilt wood frame. Sight: 23 1/3" H x 15 1/8" W. Frame: 27 3/4" H x 19 3/4" W.

Biographical Note: Born in Braunschweig, Germany in 1839. Schafer may have studied art in Düsseldorf since his paintings resemble those of other Düsseldorf-trained artists; however, he is believed to have been self-taught. He came to the U.S. in 1876 and arrived in San Francisco in 1880. After establishing a studio, he began exhibiting regularly with the local art association and the Mechanics' Institute Fairs. A peripatetic painter, he made regular sketching trips throughout the Northwest including Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and Alaska.

During his last years he painted theatrical scenery in San Francisco and Oakland theaters. Schafer had a home in Oakland from 1880 until his death on July 18, 1927. His landscapes, which often include Native Americans, were mostly done before 1890 and number about 500. (Adapted from askART)

Condition

Very good condition with craqueleure, especially to upper right quadrant, and scattered retouching.

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