|“Bizzy Lou” on Sandy Beach
|FES Title:||Sandy Beach – Biz seated on shore – Boat Bizzy Lou on Sandy|
|Alternate Titles:||“Bizzy Lou” Bushkill, Penna.
|Size:||17″H x 24″W|
|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 |