(0843) Dropping Bombs Over German Country

Dropping Bombs Over German Country
FES Title: Dropping bombs over German country – far back of French lines.
Alternate Titles: Bombing (1994; 2008)
Date: 03/06/1918
Size: 36″H x 27.25″W
Medium: oil-on-canvas
Type: illustration
Published: “Our War Eagles.” Red Cross Magazine, July 1918: 18.
caption: “Bombing” The aviator takes a map of the country which looks like the earth in this picture, and on which the spot to be bombed is marked. He can hit within a hundred yards of the object

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

Lescaboura, Austin C. and J. M. Bird, eds. Harper’s Pictorial Library of the World Wars, Vol VIII. New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1920: frontispiece.
caption: Bombing

Ianni, Francis A. World War One Remembered. Wilmington: Delaware Heritage Commission, 1993: 64.
caption: Bombing

Inscription: um: F.E. Schoonover / ’18
Annotations: en verso in black paint: 843 / Painted by- / Frank E. Schoonover / March 1918.
en verso on original label on upper stretcher: Aviation series for Red Cross L.I / No. 843 / Dropping Bomes
[sic] over German country / –far back of French lines. / Frank E. Schoonover March 1918
Exhibitions: 2008 DAM
Comments: NT 4×5 [4]; index; edit

Provenance: Sold by artist to Leonard L. Beans, Jr. (July 23, 1959); Sotheby’s, New York ( March 17, 1994); Thomas Brown, Naples, Florida [1994]; private collection [2008]
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