(1556) The Grasshopper and the Ant

The Grasshopper and the Ant
FES Title: Grasshopper and Ant –
Alternate Titles: Aesop’s Fables. The Story of the Grasshopper and the Ant
Date: 06/10/1927
Size: 36″H x 28″W
Medium: oil-on-Linen-canvas
Type: illustration
Published: Aesop’s Fables, illustrated with Louis Rhead. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1927: dust jacket, cover, frontispiece.

______. New York: Blue Ribbon Books, c. 1927: cover, frontispiece.

______. New York: Books Inc, c. 1927: frontispiece.

“Sketch Book…featuring the work of outstanding Delaware artists.” Dateline Delaware, September- October 1960: 26.
caption: A book jacket for Aesop’s Fables.

“Treasure of the Month.” Mosaic: News and Events from the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL.September-October 1980: 2.
caption: The Grasshopper and the Ant, 1927.

Inscription: ll: F.E. Schoonover / ’27
Annotations: en verso on label on upper frame: This painting Grasshopper and the Ant is the property of Elizabeth Cobb of Rockport- hers to have and hold from this day forth / Frank E. / Aug 31- 1968
en verso on upper left stretcher: Jacket- Aesop / M.M.- June 1927 / [right] 1556
Exhibitions: 1927 WSFA; 1931 FES; 1962 FES
Comments: TP 6/10/05; form; index; edit
Provenance: Given by the artist to Elizabeth Schoonover Cobb; Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida. Gift of Elizabeth Schoonover Cobb [1993]

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