(2171) The Landing of the Swedes

The Landing of the Swedes
FES Title: Sketch for Post Office Competition. Landing of Swedes. – 1640
Alternate Titles: The Landing of the Swedes
Date: 04/09/1937
Size: 32″H x 24″W
Medium: oil-and-watercolor-with-whi
Type: subject painting
Inscription: lr: Frank E. Schoonover
Exhibitions: 1968 Clubhouse
Comments: TP 3/28/02; index; edit
Commentary: This painting depicts the landing of the Swedes at Fort Christina in 1638 in Wilmington, Delaware. The two ships in the painting are the Kalmar Nyckel and the Vogel Grip. Schoonover notes in his day books that he made this painting for the ‘post office competition.’ No other reference has been found regarding this competition.
Provenance: Sold by artist to Robert Horvath (circa 1965); Stuart Kingston Galleries; private collection
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