Martin and I Examined the Bennon’s Jewels a Score of TImes Making Many Guesses as to Their Value
FES Title: Book IV. Chap XXVI. During the next following days Martin and I examined the Bennon’s jewels a score of times making many guesses as to their value.
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Date: 06/1931
Size: 30″H x 21″W
Medium: oil-on-canvas
Type: illustration
Published: Sublette, C.M. The Scarlet Cockerel. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1931: frontispiece.
caption: ‘You are rich, Blaise,’ he cried delightedly.
Inscription: ll: F.E. Schoonover / 31
Annotations: en verso: 1853
Comments: TP; 8/7/02; index; edit
This painting has been restretched and relined.
Commentary: For this painting, Schoonover made a sketch in graphite, then in watercolor, and finally drew in the picture on canvas on the evening of May 22 and 23 at the studio. Later at night he continued his work at home. He finished on May 27 and 29 working both at the studio and at home. (archives) For further commentary, see #1832.
This painting was gifted to Mr. and Mrs. Vandersloot in appreciation for service as President of the Round Table.
Provenance: Sold by the artist to Mrs. Henry Silliman, Wilmington, Delaware; gifted to Mr. and Mrs. Vandersloot; inherited by Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Birch, Jr.
[1972]; Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Burgess, Wilmington, Delaware [1984]; private collection [2002]