|King and Queen of the Belgians Entering Brussels
|FES Title:||King and Queen of the Belgians (Entering Brussels)|
|Alternate Titles:||When Peace Came
|Size:||30″H x 50″W|
|Published:|| “Souvenir Pictures of the Great War.” The Ladies Home Journal, May 1919: 23.
caption: When Peace Came: The King of the Belgians Went Home After Four Years of Exile and was Joyously Received By His People in Brussels
Ianni, Francis A. World War One Remembered. Wilmington: Delaware Heritage Commission, 1993: 77.
Harrington, Peter. “Images of the Great War.” American History, December 1996: 32.
|Inscription:||ll: Frank E. Schoonover|
|Exhibitions:|| 1934 Wesleyan; 2002 HSD
|Commentary:|| This majestic scene portrays the joy and hope of the return to normalcy after the trauma of War, as the King and Queen ride through town triumphantly. Schoonover worked on this painting for 22 days, more time than on any other of the World War I series.
For further commentary, see #886.
|Provenance:||Sold by the artist to the Delaware National Guard (March 9, 1959)|