|Sailboat – Cuba|
[no title entered in day books – assigned number]
|Size:||6″H x 10″W|
|Inscription:||lr: Cuba / Frank E. Schoonover / 3/12/1945|
|Comments:|| TP 2/28/02; index|
|Commentary:|| Schoonover traveled to Cuba twice. First, he took his bride, Martha, on their honeymoon to Havana, Cuba, (February 4-10, 1911), continuing on to New Orleans, Louisiana (February 10-26). The second trip was with Irenee duPont to Xanadu, his home on Varadero Beach, Cuba.|
On both trips, the artist gathered information about pirates, took photographs, and made sketches. It is thought that the artist rendered these drawings of sailboats (#2398 and #2398s) based on the work he had done. It is unclear why the date with the signature in 1945, but may have been when he finished it.
|Provenance:||Schoonover Studios, Ltd., Wilmington, Delaware; private collection (October 1, 2006)|