(2165) Several Farms on the McMullen Estate

Several Farms on the McMullen Estate
FES Title: Decoration for Governor Richard C. McMullen 1001 Rodney St. The decoration being a composite – of several farms on the McMullen Estate near Bare
[sic] Station, Delaware.
Alternate Titles: Family Farms [2000]
Date: 07/1937
Size: 31.375″H x 53.25″W
Medium: oil-on-canvas
Type: landscape
Inscription: lr: Frank E. Schoonover / ’37
Exhibitions: 2000 Biggs
Comments: TP 3/31/06; form; index
Commentary: “The Gov. and Mrs. McMullen were in the studio about a year ago [1936] to talk over proposals. Several trips made to farm during spring, summer and fall – also in January.” (day books)
The McMullen family farm was at the juncture of Delaware Routes 7 and 40 and Smalley’s Dam Road. The painting was designed to hang over the mantle in the McMullen home in Wilmington, but was installed over the mantle in their home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Years later, Delaware artist Howard Schroeder removed it and framed it to be hung in the home of a descendant.
Provenance: Commissioned by Governor and Mrs. Richard C. McMullen [1937]; Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Taylor, Odessa, Delaware (2000 exhibition); private collection
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