(2398) Sailboat – Cuba

Sailboat – Cuba
FES Title:
[no title entered in day books – assigned number]
Alternate Titles:
Date: 1945
Size: 6″H x 10″W
Medium: graphite-on-paper
Type: subject painting
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)
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