The Landing – After Days Work
FES Title: The landing – after days work –
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Date: 02/12/1918
Size: 36″H x 27″W
Medium: oil-on-canvas
Type: illustration
Published: “Our War Eagles.” Red Cross Magazine, July 1918: 20.
caption: “Taking Off” An aviator usually runs from seventy-five to a hundred feet on the ground before rising. This man is near the end of his run and has gained great speed; the whir of the propeller and the dust behind showing that he is about to lift

Barron, Elwyn A. Deeds of Heroism and Bravery. New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1920: dust jacket.
no caption

Ianni, Francis A. World War One Remembered. Wilmington: Delaware Heritage Commission, 1993: 62.
caption: Taking Off

Inscription: lr: Frank E. Schoonover / ’18
Annotations: en verso on paper label on stretcher: 1918 #842 Aviation series Red Cross / The Landing after days work / Frank E. Schoonover
en verso on paper label on stretcher: The Society of Illustrators
en verso – stamped on stretcher: F. E. Schoonover / 1616 Rodney Street / Wilmington, Del.
Comments: TP 8/7/02; form 8/7/02; index; edit
Commentary: The is the first of four paintings (#841- #844) rendered for Red Cross Magazine. For research Schoonover visited the Curtis Plant on February 6th. (day books)
The publisher chose to call the work “Taking Off” instead of “The Landing” as Schoonover intended. It is thought that Schoonover made a mistake when he wrote ‘842’ en verso. The number is 841. (day books)
Provenance: Sold by artist to Leonard L. Beans, Jr. (July 23, 1959); Sotheby’s, New York (March 17, 1994); Collection of Faith and Michael Goldman
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