Western Migration – 1840
FES Title: A Decoration for Wm. I. Shinn ‘Western Migration’ – 1840 (Indians watching wagon train)
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Date: 12/24/1937
Size: 26″H x 42″W
Medium: oil-on-canvas
Type: subject painting
Inscription: lr: Frank E. Schoonover / 1937
Comments: Digital 5/11/04; Form 5/11/04; index
See #2196s for sketch
Commentary: William I. Shinn commissioned Schoonover to do a ‘decoration’ for his home. Together they chose the subject entitled ‘Western Migration – 1840’ which would be Indians watching a wagon train. The artist worked on it in December, 1937. About the experience he notes, , “Dec. 23 – Mr. Shinn in to see. Quite keen – Dec. 24 = Framed, fitted and drawing delivered to Mr. Shinn-” (day books).
Provenance: Artist commissioned by William I. Shinn, Wilmington, Delaware (December 24, 1937); private collection
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