(2408) John LeBar’s House

John LeBar’s House
FES Title: John LeBar’s House – Sold to E. I. duPont Nemours & Co., Wil. Del – for office bldg. Dept. (Green Room) Hotel du Pont-
Alternate Titles: John LeBar’s Sunflowers
[1947]; Sun Flowers [1982]
Date: 1946
Size: 36″H x 40″W
Medium: oil-on-canvas
Type: subject painting
Published: Schoonover, Cortlandt. Frank Schoonover, Illustrator of the North American Frontier. New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1976: 183.
caption: John LeBar’s House

Four Decades: The Hotel du Pont Collection. Wilmington: Delaware Art Museum, 1982: 43. (catalog)
caption: Sun Flowers

Inscription: lr: Frank E. Schoonover / Sep. 1940 Bushkill
Annotations: en verso: Sept. 1946 Bushkill 2408
Exhibitions: 1947 WSFA; 1982 Hotel du Pont (catalog)
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Commentary: The building featured in this painting was owned by Schoonover’s maternal grandfather, John LeBar, in Bushkill, Pennsylvania. It received the “Popular Prize” in the 1947 Annual Wilmington Society of the Fine Arts exhibition and traditionally hangs in the Green Room (main dining room) of the Hotel du Pont in Wilmington, Delaware.
See related photograph by Schoonover of John LeBar’s house in Bushkill, Pennsylvania. (#2408p)
Provenance: Sold by artist to E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (Hotel du Pont), Wilmington, Delaware
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