The Valley and Mountains from ‘Mad Bensley Farm’ Road
FES Title: The Valley and Mountains from ‘Mad Bensley Farm’ road 3 afternoons
Alternate Titles: The Land of His Fathers (1962, 1965, 1980); Land of Our Fathers
Date: 10/1944
Size: 28″H x 32″W
Medium: oil-on-canvas
Type: landscape
Published: Schoonover, Cortlandt. Frank Schoonover, Illustrator of the North American Frontier. New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1976: 180.
caption: The Valley and Mountains from Bensley Farm Road

Mecray, Pat. “Tocks Island Mars Boyhood Memories.” West Chester (PA) Daily Local News, 6 August 1975: 5.
caption: “The Land of His Fathers,” By Frank Schoonover, painted in 1944, shows Egypt Mills Valley in the foreground and New Jersey’s Kittatinny Mountains in the background. Cortlandt Schoonover says the proposed reservoir would rise just barely to the low point in the middle of the painting, an area about nine miles above the dam.

Inscription: lr: F. E. Schoonover / Bushkill ’44
Exhibitions: 1962 FES; 1965 Gift Horse; 1967 Gift Horse; 1980 Lancaster
Comments: TP 9/9/04; index
Commentary: For commentary, see #2353 and #2382.
Provenance: Sold by artist to Henrietta Schoonover, Middletown, Delaware [1965]; The Gift Horse, West Chester, Pennsylvania [1967]; Collection of Mary and Hank Davis
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