(2484) Beaver Valley

Beaver Valley
FES Title: Landscape – Beaver Valley
Alternate Titles:
Date: 10/1956
Size: 28″H x 32″W
Medium: oil-Belgian-Linen
Type: landscape
Inscription: ll: Frank E. Schoonover
Annotations: en verso on frame: Beaver Valley. NO. 2484 / Oct 16, 1956
Exhibitions: 1956 WSFA Fall
Comments: Digital 5/21/04; Form 4/21/07; index; edit
day book: A pencil sketch also no. 2484 May 28, 1962
en verso on label on frame: Edward Rutkowski / 627 S. Connell St.- Wilmington DE
Commentary: Beaver Valley is the area north of Wilmington, Delaware that includes Beaver Creek, a tributary of the Brandywine River. In October 1956, Schoonover chose to paint this fall scene and in his notes, he recounts the process of landscape development. He wrote: “Oct. 17th = Study of composition – no work on canvas. 18th = Sketch in charcoal. 21st = 2 hours – some color layers. 23rd = Aft. wonderful day – golden color. Oct. – a few hours in the studio.” (day books)
The completed landscape was bought by his art student, Rose Koffler at the exhibition is 1956.
Provenance: Sold by artist to Mrs. Samuel Koffler, Wilmington, Delaware (November 9, 1956); inherited by Richard Harwitz, Mt. Kisco, New York
[1990]; Schoonover Studios, Ltd., Wilmington, Delaware [2006]; Collection of Bob and Joanne Coppock [2006]
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