The National Fete Was Over
FES Title: The National fete was over
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Date: 08/24/1902
Size: 18″H x 12″W
Medium: oil-academy-grisaille
Type: illustration
Published: Parker, Gilbert. The Lane that Had No Turning. New York: Doubleday Page & Co., 1902: 88.
caption: The national fete of the summer was over
Inscription: lr: F.E. Schoonover
Annotations: en verso: Illustration for / “The Lane That Had No Turning” / Chapter IV / “The National Fete / Was Over”
Comments: TP 9/9/04 (older source was sharper); index; edit
Commentary: Schoonover told the first owner, Andrew Jackson Holt of Curtis Publishing Company, that the cottage on the other side of the bridge in the painting was the home of Sir Gilbert Parker, author of The Lane That Had No Turning.
Schoonover spent twelve days in August, 1902, working on this painting. He used five different models, with Marian Sharp and Mr. Green being used on three different days each. (day books)


Provenance: Sold by the artist to Andrew Jackson Holt; inherited by Jane R. Porter, Greenacres, Washington; Schoonover Studios Ltd., Wilmington, Delaware; private collection