“Bizzy Lou” on Sandy Beach
FES Title: Sandy Beach – Biz seated on shore – Boat Bizzy Lou on Sandy
Alternate Titles: “Bizzy Lou” Bushkill, Penna.
Date: 08/30/1948
Size: 17″H x 24″W
Medium: Russian-charcoal-on-board
Type: landscape/subject painting
Inscription: lmr: F.E. Schoonover / Aug- ’48
Annotations: en verso: Bizzy Lou / Bushkill, PA / Aug 1948 / 2427A
Exhibitions: 1950 WSFA Spring; 1961 Warehouse
Comments: TP (FL) 6/13/05; form 6/23/05; index
Commentary: While Schoonover painted en plein air along the Delaware River, his daughter, Elizabeth (Biz), sometimes swam nearby at Sandy Beach and the artist included her in sketches and finished landscapes. Biz and her boat, the ‘Bizzy Lou,’ are seen in this charcoal drawing.
When the artist put this work on exhibition for sale at the Warehouse Gallery in Arden, Delaware in 1961, it didn’t sell. He gave it to Biz as a gift. (achives)
Provenance: Given by artist to Elizabeth Schoonover Cobb; Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida. Gift of Elizabeth Schoonover Cobb [1993]