(2474) Odessa Marshes, 1954

Odessa Marshes, 1954
FES Title: A Water Color – summery afternoon outside “Odessa Marshes”
Alternate Titles: Odessa Marshes (1956, 1977, 2000)
Date: 10/04/1954
Size: 20″H x 25″W
Medium: watercolor-on-paper
Type: landscape
Inscription: lr: Frank E. Schoonover / October 3, 1954 Odessa, Del.
Annotations: en verso on paper: Odessa Oct. 3, 1954
en verso on label: Odessa Marshes / Frank E. Schoonover / watercolor, 21×25, 1954, #2474
Exhibitions: 1956 WSFA Spring; 1977 FES; 2000 Biggs
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Commentary: Odessa is located about 25 miles south of Wilmington on the Appoquinimink Creek which is shown in this landscape. It is his largest known watercolor landscape and the only one painted of this area of Delaware. The artist gave it to his wife, Martha, because it was her favorite (archives).
Provenance: Given by artist to Martha Culbertson Schoonover, Wilmington, Delaware
[1954]; descended in the family to private collection [1965]
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