(2480) Up Brandywine – Holly Island

Up Brandywine – Holly Island
FES Title: Up Brandywine – Holly Island
Alternate Titles: Holly Island on the Brandywine
[1955]; Holly Island [1962]
Date: 10/26/1955
Size: 28″H x 32″W
Medium: oil-Belgian-Linen
Type: landscape
Inscription: lr: Frank E. Schoonover Oct – 1955
Annotations: en verso on stretcher: Oct., 1955
Exhibitions: 1955 WSFA; 1962 FES
Comments: index; relined
Commentary: On the opening night of the Wilmington Society of Fine Arts exhibition, this painting was purchased by Schoonover’s good friend and student, Dr. Daniel Preston, Dr. Preston subsequently gave the painting to Edgar Rhoads as a gift. (archives, day books)
This is the second of three paintings of the upper reaches of the Brandywine River near Holly Island. See also #2463 and #2482.
Provenance: Sold by artist to Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Preston, Wilmington, Delaware (November 11, 1955); Edgar Rhoads, Wilmington, Delaware; descended in family to private collection
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