Massasoit Treaty with Plymouth Plantation
FES Title: Massasoit Treaty with Plymouth Plantation
Alternate Titles: Massasoit Treaty with Plymouth Village
[1962]; Treaty of Massasoit (1965, 1967); Treaty of Massasoit with Plymouth Village [1968]
Date: 08/1941
Size: 30.5″H x 41.5″W
Medium: oil-on-canvas
Type: subject painting
Published: du Pont Safety Calendar
caption: Treaty between Indians and the Pilgrims at Plymouth, Mass.***1621

“New England.” Boston Sunday Globe. 23 January 1977: cover [cropped version].
caption: “Massasoit Treaty with Plymouth Villagers and the Indians”

Vaughn, Alden T. New England Frontier. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1995: cover.
no caption

Inscription: lr: Frank E. Schoonover / B – 1941
Exhibitions: 1962 Bank of Delaware; 1965 Gift Horse, 1967 Gift Horse, 1968 Clubhouse
Comments: TP 5/15/03; Form 5/15/03; Non-trany 4×5 from calendar print; index ;
Smithsonian Art Inventory lists Greenwood Book Shop, Wilmington, DE as owner (not sure of date) also a reference to Antiques Nov 1969 p. 696 (info from file lad 12.20.07)
Commentary: Schoonover was chosen to be one of the Delaware artists whose work would be included on the 1942 du Pont Safety Calendar. He depicted the negotiation of a treaty in 1620 between the Wampanoag Indians, led by Chief Massasoit, and the Pilgrims under the leadership of Captain Myles Standish, Governor John Caer and William Brewster, all of whom are depicted in Schoonover’s painting. (Johnson, Caleb. ‘Massasoit.’ Mayflower Web Pages, December 3, 2007: 1-3.)
Provenance: Commissioned by E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, Wilmington, Delaware; artist: The Gift Horse, West Chester, Pennsylvania (1965, 1967); Cortlandt Schoonover, Middletown, Delaware (as of April 13, 1967); Mrs. L.G. Hagner, Wilmington, Delaware; Clubhouse Art Gallery, Media, Pennsylvania [1968]; Sotheby’s, New York (April 21, 1978); Collection of Mrs. Ron Crawford
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