The Cortlandt Schoonover Family: Books
FES Title:
[no entry in day books – assigned number]
Alternate Titles: [date = circa 1942]
Date: 1942
Size: 20″H x 16″W
Medium: oil-on-board
Inscription: [unsigned]
Comments: index
en verso not in the artist’s hand: Painted by Frank E. Schoonover / c. 1960 / The Cortlandt Schoonover Family / Cortlandt father / Henrietta mother / Louise daughter b. 1941 / John son b. 1945 / Cortlandt Jr. son b. 1951
Commentary: After the birth of his first grandchild, Louise Randall Schoonover, the artist designed and painted this collection of three books. In addition to the small white one for Louise, he included books for Cortlandt and his wife, Henrietta. In 1959, the artist penciled in books for Louise’s younger brothers, John Randall Schoonover and Cortlandt Schoonover, Jr., but never completed the update.
Provenance: Private collection
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