Sir Francis Drake
FES Title: DuPont / Sir Francis Drake / Landed at ‘Nova Albion’ June 17th – to July 23rd 1579
Alternate Titles: Francis Drake at Nova Albion June 17, 1759 (Christie’s 1979);
Date: 07/10/1941
Size: 30″H x 42″W
Medium: oil-on-canvas
Type: illustration
Published: du Pont Safety Calendar. Wilmington, DE: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Co., Inc., 1942: March.
caption: Sir Francis Drake
Inscription: lr: Frank E. Schoonover / B – 1941
Annotations: en verso: June 17, 1579 no 2290 / painted at Bushkill / June 1941 / Francis Drake / at Nova Albion – June 17, 1579 / Drake established claim to region (now part of California) in the name of Queen / Elizabeth of England
Comments: TP 1/15/02; NT 4×5
[2]; index; form 8/07
Commentary: Schoonover worked on this painting while at Bushkill and both M.C.S. (his wife, Martha Culbertson Schoonover) and Biz (his daughter, Elizabeth) posed for the backs of the figures in the painting. (day books)
The Picture Puzzle Exchange in Boston, Massachusetts used the image for a boxed, interlocking, jigsaw puzzle. (circa 1950)
Provenance: Sold by artist to Marchall W. Hall (December 1943); Christie’s, New York (October 24, 1979); Sotheby’s New York (October 17, 1980); Robert and Irene Snyder, Newark, Delaware 1980; Collection of John and Elizabeth Moore (May 2003)