(2499) Alapocas Woods – Roadway

Alapocas Woods – Roadway
FES Title: Alapocas Woods – Roadway (Thursday morning group painting Thursday a.m.)
Alternate Titles: Alapocas Wood Road
[1961]; Alapocas Woods [2000]
Date: 11/28/1959
Size: 16″H x 20″W
Medium: oil-on-canvas-board
Type: landscape
Inscription: lr: Alapocas / Frank E. Schoonover 1959
Annotations: en verso: Oct 28, 1959 16×20 no – 2499
Exhibitions: 1961 Warehouse; 2000 Biggs
Comments: TP 8/28/01; index;edit
Commentary: At the end of his career as an artist, Schoonover painted six known landscapes of ‘Alapocas Woods.’ Officially, called the Alapocas Run State Park, Alapocas Woods is located along the northern side of the Brandywine River just minutes from downtown Wilmington, Delaware.
From time to time, Schoonover took his art students to various places in Alapocas to sketch landscapes. He painted while they did, as was the case with this landscape. He noted that he was with the Thursday morning class on this particular day (day books).
For the other five ‘Alapocas’ paintings see #2500, #2501, #2506, #2507, and #2508.
Provenance: Given by artist to private collection [1963]
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