Santa Claus in Balloon
FES Title: Cover for Popular Magazine Santa Claus in Balloon
Alternate Titles: Santa Claus Aloft
[1965]; The Spirit of Christmas [1968]; Santa Claus [1975]
Date: 09/27/1928
Size: 30″H x 26″W
Medium: oil_single-prime-canvas
Type: illustration
Published: Popular Magazine, 7 December 1928: cover.[no caption]

Schoonover, Cortlandt. Frank Schoonover, Illustrator of the North American Frontier. New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1976: 198.
caption: Santa Claus in Balloon

The Brandywine Bugle, December 1975: cover.[no caption]

County Lines, December 1979: cover.[no caption]

Inscription: lr: F.E. Schoonover
Exhibitions: 1965 Gift Horse; 1968 Clubhouse; 1975 BRM Winter
Comments: per Mary Murphy–damaged by fire in ‘The Wooden Shoe,’in Chadd’s Ford (February 1, 1981) [7/04]. The painting was subsequently restored. info from 1981 appraisal – lad 2/03
DAM 6/24/04; index; edit
Commentary: This painting was damaged in a fire in ‘The Wooden Shoe,’ a shop in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania on February 1, 1981. The painting was subsequently conserved.
Provenance: Artist; The Gift Horse, West Chester, Pennsylvania (1965, 1968); Clubhouse Art Gallery, Media, Pennsylvania [1968]; Shirley Holland, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania (circa 1975); private collection; Heritage Auctions, Lot 78147 (October 26, 2013)