White Birches on Smith Property
FES Title: White birches (On Smith property)
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Date: 10/10/1936
Size: 28″H x 32″W
Medium: oil-on-canvas
Type: landscape
Inscription: lr: Frank E. Schoonover / ’36
Annotations: en verso in black paint: “White Birches 2150 / Bushkill Pike Co. Line Pa / Oct 1936 Frank E. Schoonover / warm showers — working in rain / MCS
[artist’s wife] finds a Fringed Gentian / the first one I ever saw – growing / 2 Deer and a flock of Crows
Comments: TP 2/26/03; form 4/24/07 ; index
Commentary: Schoonover spent time during 1936, 1938, 1940 and 1942 at the ‘George Smith Farm’ near the Schoonover summer home in Bushkill, Pennsylvania. The artist painted landscapes of the property and the farm from various perspectives. Always intrigued by trees, especially birches, he featured them here. Note the annotations above for information about the day in October that he painted this landscape. Other views of the ‘Smith Farm’ are shown in #2152, #2223L, #2272, #2273, and #2303.
Provenance: Sold by artist to Mrs. James K. Stewart (December 26, 1940); Mr. William W. Swayze III; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Carota; James A. and Claudina Palumbo (December 2004)
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