|On the Asawan – Open Water
|FES Title:||On the Asawan – open water|
|Alternate Titles:||Frozen Lake
; Open water on the Ashuapmouchouan (1931, 1934); Canadian River ; Open Water, Canada ; “Open water – 40 Below” Canada ; On the Assawan 
|Size:||17″H x 11″W|
|Published:|| Schoonover, Frank E. The Edge of the Wilderness, edited by Cortlandt Schoonover. Toronto: Methuen, 1974: 27.
caption: On the Asawan
The Sewell C. Biggs Collection of American Art: A Catalogue. Dover, DE: Biggs Museum of American Art, 2002: 401.
|Inscription:||lr: Open water / Canada, made from —– my boat / January 1904 / Frank E. Schoonover|
|Exhibitions:||1911 PAFA; 1931 FES; 1934 Wesleyan; 1935 Arts Club; 1962 FES; 1972 FES; 1977 FES|
|Comments:||TP image from Biggs Museum; Non-trany 4×5; index; edit|
|Commentary:|| The artist often set up his Wabeno, or sketching tent, on the edge of a river. “Cold as it was, though, I shall put up my little house on the river and make a sketch of it and the open water of the rapid. I had the men put up my sketching house very near to the open water.” (trip diary)
See #194 for further commentary.
|Provenance:||Artist; Helen L. Card, Latendorf Bookshop, New York (December 6, 1962); The Chester Marron Collection, Christiana, Pennsylvania ; Baker Collectors Gallery, Lubbock, Texas; Sewell C. Biggs, Middletown, Delaware; Sewell C. Biggs Museum of American Art, Dover, Delaware|