My Wild Duck Runty
FES Title:
[no entry in the day books – assigned number]
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Date: 06/1921
Size: 9″H x 12″W
Medium: oil-academy-board
Type: subject painting
Inscription: [unsigned]
Annotations: en verso on paper: “My Wild Duck Runty / Bushkill, Pet killed by weasel”
Comments: TP (FL) 6/13/05; Form 6/23/05; index
Commentary: Schoonover’s daughter had a pet duck named ‘Runty’ when she was a small girl. Sadly, the duck was killed by a weasel. In honor of her pet, the artist gave her this painting which was probably a study for the cover illustration #1028. (archives)
Provenance: Given by artist to Elizabeth Schoonover; Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida. Gift of Elizabeth Schoonover Cobb [1993]