Xanadu, Varadero Beach, Cuba
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Date: 11/19/1931
Size: 8″H x 17″W
Medium: watercolor-on-paper
Type: subject painting
Inscription: lr: Frank E. Schoonover
lr: To Irenee du Pont / from Frank E. Schoonover / Xanadu Nov. 19 – 1931
Comments: digital 7-29-06; form 7/29/06; index; edit
Commentary: The artist accompanied Irenee duPont on a trip by boat to visit Xanadu, the duPont estate at Varadero Beach, Cuba. While there, he painted this watercolor of Xanadu and gave it to Mr. duPont in return for his hospitality.
While in Cuba, Schoonover took many photographs and rendered sketches of Cuban people.
See related photograph by Schoonover of the Xanadu estate from his trip to Cuba. (#1886p)
Provenance: Given by artist to Irenee du Pont, Wilmington, Delaware (November 19, 1931); private collection