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Frederick Ferdinand Schafer (Germany/ California, 1839 – 1927) oil on canvas laid on board depicting fisherman at sunrise in Yosemite Valley with El Capitan in the background. Signed lower right "F. Schafer". Sight – 23 1/2" H x 15 1/8" W. Framed – 27 3/4" H x 19 3/4" W. Late 19th century. Biography: Born in Germany, Schafer immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 37 and quickly went West. He specialized in painting dramatic Western landscapes and had studios in San Francisco, Alameda and California. His work is represented in a number of western museums including the Yosemite National Park Museum. Condition: Canvas laid down on board. Painting in overall excellent condition. Frame with wear to edges and separation to lower corner joints.