(2067) Constitution of the United States

Constitution of the United States
FES Title:
[pages missing from day books]
Alternate Titles: American Liberty League Poster; Blessings of Liberty
Date: 1934
Size: 50.75″H x 36″W
Medium: oil-on-canvas
Type: subject painting
Published: Shearman, Craig. “Ratification, Rah, Rah, Rah!” Delaware Today, December 1986: 67.
caption: Symbols of American freedom are portrayed in Frank E. Schoonover’s 1934 painting, reproduced as a Delaware Heritage Commission poster.
Inscription: lr: Frank E. Schoonover / ’34
Annotations: en verso: No. 2067 Painted Nov. 1939 / Frank E. Schoonover / Property of Irenee duPont / Wilmington Del.
Exhibitions: 2001 DAM
Comments: TP 4/14/03; form 4/14/03; index; edit
Commentary: This work was commissioned by Irenee duPont for the American Liberty League and reproduced as a Delaware Heritage Commission poster. Later, the words “American Liberty League” were painted out. During the months following the September 11, 2001 attack on the United States, this was the only painting hung in a special room of remembrance assembled in the Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington, Delaware. See #2067s for sketch.

Provenance: Commissioned by Irenee duPont for the American Liberty League [1934]; Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, Delaware. Gift of the Bank of Delaware


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