(2353) The Valley and Mountains from ‘Mad Bensley’s Farm’

The Valley and Mountains from ‘Mad Bensley’s Farm’
FES Title: sketch = small color one done with palette knife for “The Valley and mountains from ‘Mad Bensley Farm’
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Date: 10/1944
Size: 10″H x 16″W
Medium: oil-on-board
Type: landscape
Inscription: lr: F.E.S.
Annotations: en verso: 2353 / B Oct. 1944
Comments: TP 11/13/03; form 4/2007; index;

Commentary: Schoonover chose certain farms and homes in the Pike County area in Pennsylvania to feature in his landscapes, often painting several views of the property. This is the first in his ‘Mad Bensley’s Farm’ series. This farm was located in the hills between Bushkill and Dingman’s Ferry. Schoonover painted three additional views of the farm and environs: #2361, #2382 and #2472.
Unlike most of his work, Schoonover used a palette knife on this landscape. (day books) For further commentary, see #2382.
Provenance: Schoonover Studios, Ltd., Wilmington, Delaware; Collection of Russell and Eileen Irwin (January 5, 1994)
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