Norman Rockwell Museum

 

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Norman Rockwell Museum
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Additions and Corrections 2016-11-14T10:33:22+00:00

Corrections/Additions to the Frank E. Schoonover Catalogue Raisonné

As of 12/16/2009

Day book number Field Correction /addition to be made
sw5 DateSize Change
[to read]: 10/07/96Change [to read]: 24”x19”
Publications Annotations Replace page number with 24 [to read]: 1986: 24.Add [to read]: Annotations: en verso [sketch of figures in landscape orientation in charcoal and chalk on paper]: F.E. Schoonover
sw8 Medium [to read]: graphite on paper
sw28 Annotations Add spaces between items
sw38 Alt. Title
Exhibitions

Commentary

Add [to read]: Alternate title: Shad fishing on the Delaware (1986)Add to end [to read]: 1986 FES Drexel (catalog)

Change date in first line [to read]: … in 1898, …

sw40 Provenance Add [to read]: Pook & Pook, Inc.
sw44 SizeAnnotations Add [to read]: Size: 18” x14”Add [to read]: Annotations: en verso: Frank E. Schoonover / student painting SP 011
sw46 and 48 Titles Change sw46 [to read]: Puritan IChange sw48 [to read]: Puritan II
sw46 Provenance Add [to read]: Jay Stein, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware (as of 2008); Collection of Judy Shaw (November 2008)
sw50 Publication Delete caption
sw58 Annotations Delete field
sw74 Provenance Delete from field “Mr. and Mrs. John P. Vogel, Columbia, Maryland (2001)”
sw78 Provenance Add [to read]: Schoonover Galleries, Wilmington, Delaware:
sw86 Alternate titleExhibition Delete entire fields
sw89 Provenance Add ‘E.’ [to read]: …Mr. and Mrs. E. Douglas Allen
1 Provenance Add date to end [to read]: … Sugg (April 18, 1999)
7 Provenance Add [to read] Sold by artist to private collection; given to private collection
28 Annotations Add field [to read]: Annotations: en verso on label: No 10100 / Pepperell at Louisbourg / Schoonoverlabel detached from painting: Illustration for / “Pepperell at Louisbourg” / The Landing in Gabarus bay / Frank E. Schoonover
31a Provenance Change ‘MastroNetinc’ [to read] MastroNetAuction
34a Provenance Delete field
36a FES Title Delete words: “day book”
39 ExhibitionProvenance Add at the end [to read]: 1998 BiggsAdd [to read]: Provenance: Private collection
42 Alternate titlesProvenance Add at the end [to read] (1972); Cardigan (1972)Add name [to read]: … (1974); Philip Walden, Atlanta, Georgia: …
68 Provenance Add [to read] …… Lubitsch, Wilmington, Delaware; Bunch Auctions, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania (2003); private collection (2003)
80s Inscription Add [to read] lr stamped: F.E.S.
85a Medium Change ‘pencil’ [to read]: graphite
112 Inscription
Provenance
Delete second inscription field that reads [none visible as published]Add [to read]: Schoonover Studios, Ltd., Wilmington, Delaware; private collection (November 2008)
119 Medium Change ‘pencil’ to ‘graphite’
123 Inscription Change [to read]: [unsigned]
140 Medium Capitalize A in Academy board
151 Alternate titles Delete field
153 Date Change [to read] 11/25/1902
163 DateMedium Change [to read] 02/25/1903Correct spelling [to read]: gouache
165 Medium Capitalize ‘Chinese’
166 Date Change [to read] 03/21/1903
167 Alternate title Published
ExhibitionProvenance
Poster for Scribners Magazine July 1905 (1972)Add period [to read]: … Magazine. Poster ..,

1972 FES

delete information [to read]: Not known

167s Provenance Add [to read] Somerville Manning Gallery, Wilmington, Delaware; Collection of …
168 Provenance Add [to read] Provenance: Stewart & Kidd (April 10, 1916); not known
169 Provenance Add [to read] Provenance: Given by artist to Allied Bazaar, Wilmington, Delaware (June 3, 1916); not known
171 Provenance Add [to read] Provenance: Stewart & Kidd (April 10, 1916) not known
172 Provenance Add [to read] Provenance: Given by artist to Allied Bazaar, Wilmington, Delaware (June 3, 1916); not known
179 Published Delete ‘p’ from first entry [to read] 1903: facing 164
182 Provenance Add [to read] Mr. John Apgar, Morristown, New Jersey (c 1975); Collection …
184 Provenance Add [to read] Given by artist to New Jersey State Reformatory for Women, Clinton, New Jersey (October 31, 1919); not known
190a Medium Add [to read] pen and ink on paper
Provenance Add [to read] … Fraczkowski, Wilmington, Delaware; not known
195 Inscription Add field and information [to read]: Inscription: [not visible as matted]
197,198 Alternate titles In third entry, change ‘French’ [to read]: … Franch [sic] Inhabitants 1979…
204s Size Add [to read] Size: 5”x9”
214 Published Add as second entry [to read]: World’s Work. March 1924: cover
218 Annotations Add second entry [to read]: en verso: Martin Caught in a Dead Fall
231s Provenance Add [to read]: … (April 20, 1982); Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, Delaware (as of 1994); Collection of Suzanne and Joel Sugg (September 15, 1994)
234 Inscription Change [to read] ll: S
236sa Annotations Add to read]: Annotations: [a charcoal drawing of two children sledding]
238 Date Add March 7 [to read] 03/07/1905
246 SizeProvenance Change [to read]: 24” x 21.125Add [to read]: …Florida; private collection (2009)
253 Provenance Add [to read] Provenance: Sold by Scribners to Stewart Kidd and Co. (April 10, 19); not known
255 Date Add [to read]: 11/01/1905
257 Date Add [to read]: 11/21/1906
275a TitleCommentary Add double quotesChange last sentence [to read] …accredited with …
285 MediumInscription

Annotation

Commentary

 

Provenance

Add at the end [to read]: … canvas, en grisailleChange [to read]: lr: Frank E. Schoonover

Add [to read]: en verso on stretcher: Heading For A Day’s Lodging – Colliers 1907 / Permission to produce given to Western Watch Co.

Add at the beginning [to read]: In a letter from Martin Diamond Fine Arts Co., dated March 31, 1978, Mr. Diamond requested information regarding this painting which he had in his possession at the time. The painting was not the vignette shown in the published illustration, but rather the same image completely filled in. No further information has been located.

For further commentary see #231.

Add [to read] Provenance: Martin Diamond, New York (as of March 31, 1978); not known

290 CommentaryProvenance Delete field and informationChange [to read]: Montrose Galleries, Bethesda, Maryland (1979); Schoonover Studios, Ltd., Wilmington, Delaware (1979); Collection of Guido R. Rahr, Jr.
292 Provenance Correct spelling [to read] …Coeur D’Alene, Idaho …
294s FES TitleInscription Add [to read]: [assigned number]Delete the brackets/move colon [to read] lr stamped: F.E.S.
300 Inscription Delete ‘Frank’ [to read] Schoonover / ‘07
301 DatePublished Change [to read] 02/16/1907Delete comma after May [to read] May 1907
304 Inscription Add ‘07’ [to read] F.E. Schoonover ‘07
311 DateAnnotations

Provenance

Change [to read] 04/30/1907en verso: The Toy-Shop / The President say with the sick man in a pregnant silence while the color came back into the face of the man on the bed.

Given by the artist to Margarita Spalding Gerry (November 27, 1913); John Wesley Hill; Butler Library, Columbia University, New York (c. 1936)

317 Medium Change [to read] oil on [canvas]
Provenance Add [to read] …P.G. Grew (1967); Meredith Pail, Costa Rica (as of August 1993); not known
321 Inscription Add [to read] F.E. Schoonover / ‘07
323 Published Change [to read]: … Wilmington (DE) News Journal
325 Size Add [to read] 36 “x 30”
329s Provenance Add [to read] Sold by the artist to private collection; inherited by Jamie Dawson, Wilmington, Delaware; Debra Schneider, Wilmington, Delaware (as of 2003); Samuel …
329 Provenance Add [to read] Robert and Leona Cecilia Knuckles, Chicago (1930); given to Robert Knuckles, Jr., Indiana (April 15, 1967); Carl J. Bernatovech, Langhorne, Pennsylvania (as of 1987); The National Museum of American Illustration, Newport, Rhode Island. Gift of Andrew J. Sordoni, III (2004)
338 Medium Correct spelling [to read]: … gouache
342a FES Title Add [to read]: FES Title: [assigned number]
349 TitleMedium

Size

Add double quotations at beginning and endChange [to read] charcoal on paper

Add [to read] Size: 11” x 20.75”

352 Date Add [to read] 07/23/1908
352 Provenance Add [to read] Robert Horvath; Illustration House, New York (as of 1982): The Sipple Family Trust
360 Inscription Add [to read] … Schoonover ‘08
368 Medium Delete brackets
371alt Published Delete field
392 Annotation Add [to read] Painted September 1909 at Bushkill, Pa. No 392 / Reproduced in the Century Magazine for December 1909
393 Commentary
Provenance
Add [to read] Commentary: Schoonover paid his lawyer with this painting in the 1930’s.Given by artist to Charles Curtis, Wilmington, Delaware (c 1935); inherited by Frederick Curtis; given to private collection
393s Annotations Add [to read] Annotations as publisher’s notes:lm : make this for Feby / Due me first week Nov.

right margin: Get proportions from last copy

396a Date Change [to read] 01/22/10
399 Alternate titles Add after “The Lunch Girl [to read]: … Girl; Women in the Mills (1979); Her …
420a Size Change [to read]: 15.5 x 22
425 Inscription Add date [to read]: F.E.S. / ‘10
436 Inscription Add [to read]: Schoonover / ‘11
443 Medium Add[to read]: Medium: oil on canvas
444 Provenance Remove ‘Bunch Auctions’ from entry
451s Provenance Add [to read]: Provenance: Given by the artist to Jewel Lunsford (July 16, 1964); not known
486 Provenance Add [to read]: (1986); Midwestern Galleries, Cincinnati, Ohio; private …
493 MediumProvenance Delete bracketsAdd date at the end [to read]: (May 31, 1995)
497s Provenance Change [to read]: … … Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, Delaware. Gift of John R. Schoonover (1992)
499 Commentary
Provenance
Add [to read]: In all likelihood, this is painted over with #1020. (day books and size)Change [to read]: See #1020
500 CommentaryProvenance DeleteChange [to read]: Not known
519 Commentary Add to the end of the entry [to read]: This illustration was published as a half-tone plate engraved by H. C. Merrill.
519a Medium Add ‘board’ [to read]: oil on canvas board
519b Medium Add ‘board’ [to read]: oil on canvas board
531 TitleDate

Provenance

Delete last double quotationChange [to read]: 10/14/1912

Add [to read]: … Ohio; Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, Delaware (as of August 1994); …

532 Provenance Add [to read]: … Ohio; Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, Delaware (as of August 1994); …
533 DateProvenance Add [to read]: 10/19/1912Add [to read]: … Ohio; Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, Delaware (as of August 1994); …
539 Provenance Add [to read]: Provenance: William Kromboldt; not known
544 Provenance Add [to read]: Sold by artist to O. Emerson Waller, Wilmington, Delaware (1947); Collection of Alison P. Lowery and Allen R. Neville (April 30, 1979)
548sb Date Change [to read]: 1/11/1913
548sc Provenance Change spelling [to read]: … Washington …
555 Title Add double quotation marks around title
556 Inscription Change [to read]: ll: ’13 / Schoonover
561s Date Add [to read]: Date: 1913
568 Size Change [to read]: 24×40
569 Size Change [to read]: 24×39570
570 Provenance Add date to the end [to read]: …Huber (2003)
575 Provenance Add [to read]: John Walker, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania (as of 1966) Edward R. Burka, Worton, Maryland (as of 1999); …
576 Provenance Add [to read]: … Delaware; Brandywine Galleries, Albuquerque, New Mexico (June 1973); …
585 Size Add [to read]: Size: 16” x 26”
600 SizeMedium Add [to read]: Size: 38.5” x 28”Delete: brackets
605 Inscription Add [to read]: S / ‘13
608 Commentary Add apostrophe to first word of second paragraph [to read]:Schoonover’s …
609a Provenance Add [to read]: … Ashcroft, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania; Patricia …
610a MediumProvenance Delete bracketsChange [to read]: Private collection
618 Commentary Add [to read]: …spread. (day books) See #619 for further commentary.
620 Date Add [to read]: Date: 03/21/1914
625cd Provenance Add to the beginning [to read]: Given by artist to Mary Marvel (1920); Schoonover Studios Ltd., Wilmington, Delaware; Sewell …
632 Provenance Add [to read]: Sold by artist to Mr. and Mrs. Frank V. Rich, Wilmington, Delaware (September 25, 1968); Preston B. O’Sullivan, Brooklyn, New York; Priscilla B. O’Sullivan; Christie’s, New York (May 23, 1996); Warren Peters, New York (May 23, 1996); Collection of Suzanne and Joel Sugg (June 30, 1997)
635s Medium Change [to read]: graphite on paper
637 Published Second citation delete ‘page’ [to read]… 1916: facing 86.
646 Inscription Change [to read] ’14 / F. E. Schoonover
648 InscriptionProvenance Add [to read]: ul: F. E. Schoonover / ‘14Add [to read]: Schoonover Galleries, Ltd., Wilmington, Delaware; The Au Clair School, Middletown, Delaware (1972); not known
656 Provenance Change [to read]: Sold by artist to private collection; inherited by private collection.
675 Provenance Add to the beginning [to read]: Given by artist to S. Pubb (February 1916); Bunch …
693/694 Date Change [to read]: 1915
727 Published Change at end of first citation [to read]: … 320. …
742 Annotations Add [to read]: en verso on label on frame: Frank E. Schoonover / 1616 Rodney Street / Wilmington, Del.en verso on original label on stretcher: F.E.Schoonover [ ] / Bobby [ ] / And dropping lightly from the running komatiks
771 Medium Add [to read]: [oil on canvas]
790 Provenance Add location and date [to read[: … House Santa Barbara, California (October 12, 1992); …
801 Provenance Add [to read]: Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, Delaware (October 24, 1994); Collection of Joel and Suzanne Sugg
807 Provenance Add date at end [to read]: … Sugg (September 9, 1996)
808 Inscription Add date [to read]: F. E. Schoonover / ‘17
810 Annotations In second citation replace ‘pencil’ with ‘graphite’
830 Size Change height [to read]: 36” x 28”
844 Alternate titleProvenance Add field and information [to read]: Alternate Title: A HitAdd [to read]: … 1992); Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, Delaware (as of 1994); Collection of Suzanne and Joel Sugg (September 15, 1994)
861 Inscription Add [to read]: Frank E. Schoonover / ‘18
867 Exhibitions Add after 1919 AFA [to read]: 1919 AFA (title unverified); 1973 Brandywine Illustrators; 1979 …
869 Annotations Add [to read]: Annotations: en verso on label on stretcher: F.E. Schoonover / 1616 N. Rodney / “Joan of Arc” / from Chapter 20 / France and St. Denys / Penn Publishing Company / 326 Filbert St. / Phila.
870 Alternate Titles: Delete ‘2001’ from entry
885a Commentary Delete field
888 Published Add second citation [to read]: Schoonover, Frank E. “Bringing the Outdoors In.” The American Boy, March 1921: 10.
890 Inscription Change date at end [to read]: … / B ‘08
892 Commentary Delete last sentence.
899 Exhibitions Delete ‘catalog’ after 1975 BRM
902 Inscription Add [to read]: … Schoonover / 10 – ‘18
904 Published Add as third citation [to read]: Harrington, Peter. “Images of the Great War.” American History, December 1966: 34. Figure 7.
906 Provenance Add a period after each ‘Mrs’
914 Commentary Add as the last sentence [to read]: … (archives, correspondence) For further commentary, see #886.
919 Provenance Add owner [to read]: … David; Bruce A. Norris; …
924 Medium Add [to read]: oil on Single Prime canvas
927 Provenance Add location [to read]: …McCarthy, Brooklyn, New York: Christie’s, …
939 Alternate Title Change date [to read] … Blackfeet (1941)
952 Provenance Add at the beginning [to read]: Somerville Manning Gallery, Wilmington, Delaware (as of 2001); Collection …
980 Date Change [to read]: 08/23/1920
982 Provenance Add [to read]: James C. Stein, Wilmington, Delaware; private collection
998 Annotations Add field and information [to read]: Annotations: en verso on left stretcher: 565en verso on right stretcher: 998 / on canvas 565
1003 Annotations Add field [to read]: Annotations: en verso stamped on paper label: F.E. Schoonover / 1616 Rodney St. /Wilmington, Del. / Kidnapped
1013 Provenance Add name [to read]: … 1979); Midwestern Galleries and Schoonover Studios. Ltd., Wilmington, Delaware; Collection …
1020 CommentaryProvenance Change [to read]: … over #499.Add field [to read]: Provenance: Private collection
1023 Inscription Replace [to read]: ul: F.E. Schoonover / ‘21
1025 Inscription Add second inscription [to read]: lr: S. / ll: S.
1028 Commentary Add field [to read]: Commentary: When John Perkins became the President of the University of Delaware, Judge Morris, President of the Board of Trustees, gave him the painting, saying, ‘Why don’t you put it in the little girl’s room?’ Perkins accepted the gift and put it in the bedroom of his daughter, Margaret Carey Perkins, who eventually inherited it.
1031 Size Change [to read]: 36.25 x 30.25
1032cd Date Add day [to read]: 07/06/1921
1039 Provenance Add [to read]: Richard Opfer Auctioneering, Inc., Timonium, Maryland (as of February 23, 1990); Schoonover Studios, Ltd., Wilmington, Delaware; private collection (January 26, 1990)
1036alt Commentary Add field [to read]: Commentary: This painting is the result of changes made to #1036 after publication. Note that the figure seated in the front of the canoe has been altered.
1045 Provenance Add owner [to read]: Schoonover Studios Ltd., Wilmington, Delaware; private collection
1059 Commentary Add [to read]: … by 31”. This painting was destroyed by the artist in 1939. (day books)
1071 Annotations Add second annotation [to read]: en verso typed on label on stretcher: Part I House of Mystery / More than once he heard slithering in the / Gal. 5 water and marsh to either side // This drawing is [the] property of / Frank E. Schoonover, Wilmington, Del.
1080 Size Change [to read]: 15×44
1091 Commentary Add field [to read]: Commentary: This image is not available.
1097 Annotations Add field [to read]: Annotations: en verso on stretcher: 1922
1111 Provenance Begin ‘artist’ with upper case letter [to read]: Artist:
1127 Exhibition Delete ‘(catalog)’ after 1975 BRM
1128 Exhibitions Add the word ‘catalog’ [to read]: 1967 Gift Horse; 1979 FES (catalog)
1131 Alternate Titles Delete ‘1924’
1134 Annotations Change first word [to read]: Biz …
1182 Medium Change [to read]: … Linen Single Prime …
1189 Date Change [to read]: 12/06/1926
1217 Date Add [to read]: 04/13/1923
1231 Provenance Add owner [to read]: Joe Parente; Sordoni Collection of American Illustration (as of 1977)
1244 DateProvenance Change date [to read]: 06/13/1923Add [to read]: Maurice Sternberg Galleries, Chicago; Broschofsky Galleries, Ketchum, Idaho; Butterfield and Butterfield, Los Angeles (June 12, 1990); Kelly Collection of American Illustration, Great Falls, Virginia
1246 Provenance Change [to read]: Artist; The Gift Horse, West Chester, Pennsylvania (1965); The Chester Marron Collection, Christiana, Pennsylvania (1972 exhibition); Montrose Galleries, Bethesda, Maryland (1979); Newman Galleries, Philadelphia (December 1989); Somerville Manning Gallery, Wilmington, Delaware (June 5, 1992); private collection
1248 Exhibitions Add field and information [to read]: Exhibitions: 1965 Gift Horse
1258 Date Change [to read]: 08/18/1923
1260 Alternate Titles Add at end [to read]: … (1972); Troopers in Woods
1266 Date Add field [to read]: 10/05/1923
1273 Provenance Add [to read]: … New York; Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, Delaware (as of 1995); Collection of Suzanne and Joel Sugg (December 11. 1995)
1282 Alternate Titles Delete second entry: ‘Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates (1984)’
1285 Provenance Change [to read]: See #1285cdr and #1285cdl
1285 cdl Commentary
Provenance
Add field [to read]: This painting is the left side of #1285. The image was taken from a slide.Add field [to read]: Provenance: Chester Marron Collection, Christiano, Pennsylvania; not known
1286ralt Date Change [to read]: 02/21/1924
1289 Alternate Titles Add to the end [to read]: … (1931); Fort Duquesne
1296ar Size Change [to read]: 27×34
1300 Inscription Change [to read]: lr as published: F.E. Schoonover / ‘24lr after alternation: Frank E. Schoonover
1301 Provenance Add owners [to read]: Schoonover Studios Ltd., Wilmington, Delaware (as of 1985); Franklin Biggs, Odessa, Delaware (January 10, 1986); Schoonover Studios Ltd., Wilmington, Delaware (as of 1995); Mayo Galleries, Richmond, Virginia (February 8, 1995); Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, Virginia
1315 Commentary Add second paragraph [to read]: (correspondence / William Bunch, auctioneer, understood that the painting was destroyed in a fire in 1989 on Berkeley Road in Wilmington, Delaware. / …
1320 Provenance Add [to read]: … Mexico (1975); American Illustrators Gallery, New York (as of 1994); Collection of Suzanne and Joel Sugg (November 10, 1994)
1328 Published Add sentence [to read]: …now?’ One fist was clenched and lifted warningly.
1334 Annotations Add field [to read]: Annotations: en verso label on stretcher: Illustration for Part 8 Wheat / Chap XXV He borrowed some of the / Dane’s book
1335 Published Change word in caption [to read]: …Malone, nefer [sic] is …
1339s Provenance Change [to read]: Schoonover Studios Ltd., Wilmington, Delaware; Lynch Family Collection
1356 Annotations Change in line 3 [to read]: … “Indian Scaling Wall”
1363 Provenance Add field [to read]: Provenance: F.E. Schoonover Studios, Wilmington, Delaware (as of 1970); Mrs. William F. Daiber, Rydal, Pennsylvania (February 7, 1970); not known
1368 Size Change [to read]: 38” x 30.5”
1382 Commentary Change [to read]: On the wall in this illustration, Schoonover chose to create a painting that resembles one of his own works. See …
1383 Commentary Change beginning of second paragraph [to read] On December 26, 1924, the artist received a letter from A.W. Rushmore, Vice President of Harper & Brothers, who wrote:
1383a Exhibition Add [to read]: Exhibitions: 1972 95th Birthday
1390 DateMedium Add [to read]: 07/09/1925Delete ‘mounted on board’ [to read] oil on Cotton canvas
1395 Medium Delete ‘mounted on board’ [to read] oil on Cotton canvas
13981399

1400

Published Delete ‘Created for’ and add [to read] created for but not published in:
1400 Title Delete period at end of title
1402cdl1402cdr Medium Delete ‘mounted on board’
1409 Provenance Change in line 2 [to read] … (January 15, 1988); …
1410 Date Change [to read]: 10/17/1925
1417 Annotations

Provenance

Change [to read]: en verso: 94910 / Pd. 11-27-25 / April #1978

/ en verso on stretcher: 1417

/ en verso on label on stretcher: “Cowards Both” Nov. 1925

Add [to read]: … (1967); Mr. and Mrs. J. Gilbert Hubbard; David Hubbard; Schoonover …

1419ProvenanceAdd [to read]: Sold by artist to John and Lucy Epstein, Wilmington, Delaware; Margaret Bunting, Mt. Shasta, California; C. Wesley Cowan, Cincinnati, Ohio (June 14, 2000); private collection1423ProvenanceAdd [to read]: Artist; Walter J. Green; not known1424ProvenanceAdd [to read]: Artist; Elsie D. Biggs; descended in family to Susanne Delano Dunn (1989); Collection of Joseph F. Huber1426cdCommentary

Provenance

Add field [to read]: This painting was cut from #1426. It is not known if the right side still exists.

Add [to read]: Artist; Ronald Clarkson (July 17, 1973); Schoonover Studios, Ltd., Wilmington, Delaware; private collection (2000)

1432ProvenanceAdd [to read]: Sold by artist to Frank V. Rich; Gallery at Greenville, Greenville, Delaware (June 6, 1987); see #1432cdl and #1432cdr1432 cdrCommentaryAdd field [to read]: The original illustration, #1432, was sold by the artist to Frank V. Rich. It was sold, cut down, and then sold as two paintings, this being the right half.1432cdlCommentaryAdd field [to read]: The original, #1432, was sold by the artist to Frank V. Rich. It was sold by him and cut down, then sold as two paintings, this being the left half.1438cdaltTitleChange [to read] Head of a Man1442ProvenanceAdd information [to read]: Gary Blakeslee, Wellington, Florida (as of 2009); private collection1446ProvenanceAdd date [to read]: … Texas (August 22, 2002); Chris …1448ProvenanceAdd [to read]: … 1967); Christies, New York (December 4, 1992); private collection 1453ProvenanceAdd [to read]: … Delaware; Joel and Suzanne Sugg, San Angelo, Texas (December 18, 1996); private collection1456Commentary

Provenance

Add field [to read]: Commentary: This painting was destroyed. (day books)

Replace ‘not known’ [to read]: Destroyed

1457CommentaryAdd field [to read]: Commentary: A notation in the day books indicates that this painting was purchased by the Cadillac Division of General Motors (circa 1930). No further evidence can be found of its existence.1460ProvenanceAdd [to read]: Provenance: Private collection1461Alternate TitlesAdd field [to read]: Alternate Titles: “Old Man on a Log”; “Old Man River Driving”1469ProvenanceChange ‘MA’ [to read]: Massachusetts1470ProvenanceChange spelling of name ]to read]: … Bellenger …14731473Alternate Titles

Provenance

Add [to read]: Two Mounties Riding Through the Woods; Night Patrol; Canadian Mounties

Change order and information [to read]: Given by the artist to the Wilmington Academy (later known as The Christina Community Center), Wilmington, Delaware (1932); Illustration House, New York (November 4, 2000); Collection of Richard M. Scott

1474CommentaryAdd field [to read]: This illustration was published with the image reversed.1503Commentary

 

Change [to read]: This painting was destroyed by the artist in October 1939. (day books)1503ProvenanceChange [to read]: Destroyed1518ProvenanceAdd [to read]: … Munda, Tucsan, Arizona; …1522InscriptionChange date [to read]: / ‘271561CommentaryAdd last sentence [to read]: In 1974, a limited edition of 3500, 10 1/2 ” fine china plates was made using an 8” reproduction of this image. 1565AnnotationsAdd [to read]: en verso on label: …1566cdInscriptionAdd brackets [to read]: [unsigned]1576cdSizeAdd field [to read]: 21” x 21”1587PublishedAdd month to first citation [to read]: … Boy, March 1928: 1588CommentaryAdd [to read]: This work was painted over #1501, but later destroyed by the artist on January 18, 1935. (day books)1588ProvenanceChange [to read]: Destroyed1602TitleChange font for ‘Lincoln’ to italics [to read] Lincoln – Title Page1602SizeDelete: size indicators1608ProvenanceAdd [to read]: Schoonover Studios, Ltd., Wilmington, Delaware; private collection1610cdProvenanceArtist; Samuel Arsht; private collection1611cdrCommentaryAdd field [to read]: Commentary: On the reverse of the cut down is the following: “purchased May 3, 1960 / Evelyn Chadwick Lewis.” It is not clear whether that applies to the cut down or the original [#1611].1617CommentaryChange [to read]: This image was cropped in the book. The canvas was destroyed by the artist in October 1939. (day books)1617ProvenanceChange [to read] Destroyed1619ProvenanceAdd date [to read]: … Maryland (1976); …1638CommentaryAdd [to read]: This work was …1656altPublishedDelete entry as this image was not published.1665ProvenanceDelete first occurrence of ‘19681669ProvenanceAdd [to read]: … 1938) Mrs. Gladys Stewart (as of 1985); not known (March 4, 1986); Christies …1670MediumChange [to read] [oil on canvas]1688Annotations

 

Provenance

Change and add information [to read]

en verso: 1688

en verso on stretcher: 1688

en verso on partial label on stretcher:1688

en verso on partial typed label on stretcher: [3]rd installmen[t] “God’s Mercie” Jan. 1929 no[ ] / pg 20 mss. / [b]ucks trapped desparate [,] fought like / cornered [ ].

Change [to read]: Alan Smith and Kathleen Cameron, Eureka, California (as of August 2005); Christies …

1701ProvenanceChange [to read]: See #1701alt.1710ProvenanceAdd [to read]: Provenance: Private collection1716CommentaryAdd period [to read]: …the artist. (day books)1720MediumDelete ‘mounted on board’1722ProvenanceAdd [to read]: Harry Craig, Wilmington, Delaware; Collection …1738wCommentaryAdd ‘w’s’ to numbers at the end of the second paragraph [to read]: …day book #’s 1749w, 1770w., 1751w, and 1752w.1743Alternate Titles

Exhibition

Provenance

Delete: 1988

Delete: 1988 DAM

Add [to read]: … Skelly (1969); Warren Peters, New York (as of 1997); Collection of Suzanne and

1746MediumDelete: ‘mounted on board’ 1750wCommentaryAdd ‘w’ to #1738 [to read]: See #1738w …1762ProvenanceAdd [to read]: … Pennsylvania (circa 1972); Walt Reed, New York (circa 1977): Montrose …1766ProvenanceAdd # [to read]: See #1766cdr1766cdrMediumAdd [to read]: oil on Cotton canvas1773AnnotationsAdd to second entry [to read]: en verso on paper label …1776CommentaryChange [to read]: This canvas was destroyed by the artist in October 1939. [diaries]1784InscriptionChange [to read]: F.E.S. / ‘301786alProvenanceAdd [to read]: Private collection; Illustration House, New York (as of 1995); Collection of …1809DateChange [to read]: 12/05/19301810ProvenanceAdd at end [to read]: … (1998); private collection1818PublicationAdd to second citation [to read]: … 1931: cover, facing 224.1827SizeChange width [to read] 14” x 6”1828ProvenanceAdd [to read]: Schoonover Studios, Ltd., Wilmington, Delaware; Collection of Joel and Suzanne Sugg (June 3, 1997)1831AnnotationsAdd field [to read]: Annotations: en verso on stretcher: …Illustration for no. 1831. / …”T H and T H” From Chapter 8 / … Page 74 of book. / … I interrupted him – “At present, my lord, I / like not the color of your lordships cloak.”1834ProvenanceAdd [to read]: … Delaware; Collection of John and Elizabeth Moore1852AnnotationsChange [to read]: en verso: Turn Around is Fair Play: F. E. Schoonover 1852.

En verso on label: For Yankee Ships …

1853PublishedDelete ‘New York’ and add ‘Boston’ [to read]: Cockerel. Boston: Little …1856TitleCapitalize last word [to read]: … for You”1831AnnotationsAdd field [to read]: Annotations: en verso on stretcher: …Illustration for no. 1831. / …”T H and T H” From Chapter 8 / … Page 74 of book. / … I interrupted him – “At present, my lord, I / like not the color of your lordships cloak.1880ProvenanceAt end, delete ‘private collection’ and add ‘Collection of Nancy Anderson’1881

1882

FES TitleDelete ‘no title entered in day books’ [to read] [assigned number]1883ProvenanceAdd [to read]: Provenance: Given by artist to Constance Lindsay Skinner (January 1934); Simpson Galleries, Houston, Texas (October 26, 2008); not known1884ProvenanceAdd to end [to read]: … 1934); Simpson Galleries, Houston, Texas (October 26, 2008); not known1888ProvenanceAdd at beginning [to read]: Collection of Chester Marron; Phillips, …1894rMediumDelete brackets1907AnnotationsAdd [to read]: en verso stamped: Frank E. Schoonover1929MediumDelete ‘en grisaille’ from the end of the entry1942MediumAdd [to read] oil on canvas, en grisaille1971AnnotationsAdd line spacers after the following words: by / …Schoonover / …book / … Cutlass /1972CommentaryAdd [to read]: Commentary: The artist used his daughter’s initials, E.L.S., on one of the treasure chests.1975MediumChange [to read]: [charcoal] on Winsor and Newton …1980DateAdd [to read]: 09//19331984SizeChange [to read]: 38 x 302013AnnotationsChange 5th entry [to read]: en verso in artist’s hand: From / Rowland [sic] the …2030AnnotationsChange ‘pencil’ to ‘graphite’2031TitleChange [to read]: Hide-rack2032ProvenanceAdd [to read]: Schoonover Studios Ltd., Wilmington, Delaware; private collection2037ProvenanceAdd [to read]: …Florida; private collection2050Alternate Titles

Published

Add as first title [to read]: Renfrew Greeting Indians

Add 3rd citation [to read]: Brandywine River Museum. Catalogue of the Collection 1969-1989. Chadds Ford, PA: The Brandywine Conservancy, 1991:173. / [no caption]

2067DateChange [to read]: 11//342069PublishedChange upper case ‘S’ in ‘still’ to lower case2070MediumChange ‘pencil’ to ‘graphite’2073PublishedChange 2nd citation to add date [to read]: … Bulletin. October 1942: np. …2087CommentaryChange [to read]: This painting was published as the left side of a double spread with #2088. The day books note that #2321 was painted over #2087. Also, the number 2087 is written en verso of #2321. The size indicates that #2087 was cut down and then overpainted.2091FES TitleDelete ‘assigned number 2101FES TitleAdd [to read]: [pages missing from day books – assigned number]2120TitleAdd double quotation marks at the beginning and the end2123MediumDelete brackets2125cdAnnotationsAdd ‘en’ at the beginning of the entry2154sMedium Add [to read]: watercolor [on paper]2155MediumAdd [to read]: watercolor on paper AnnotationsChange the word ‘pencil’ to ‘graphite’2159ProvenanceAdd after ‘DC’ : (September 27, 1980)

Add after (September 27, 1980): P.B. Arcade (September 9, 1987);

2175ProvenanceDelete ‘Cut down; s’ [to read]: See #2175cdl and #2175cdr2178InscriptionAdd date [to read]: F.E.S. / ‘372182ProvenanceAdd [to read]: Christie’s, New York (December 8, 1978); Private collection2183Alternate Titles

Annotations

Add field [to read]: Alternate Titles: Wench With Blunderbuss Holding Pirates At Bay

Add as second citation [to read]: en verso on original label on stretcher: Illustration for / “The Barque Flitmore” / 2183 B 1937

2185LAlternate Title

Inscription

Exhibitions

Commentary

Provenance

Add field [to read]: Poetry of River and Mountain (1937)

Add date [to read]: … Schoonover / 9-‘37

Add field [to read]: 1937 WSFA Fall

Change [to read]: The number on the stretcher indicates that this landscape is painted over #1551. However, the medium used for #1551 makes this doubtful.

Change [to read]: Sold by the artist to private collection; descended in family to private collection

2189cdInscriptionAdd date [to read]: S ‘372191InscriptionAdd date [to read]: … Schoonover / ‘372196InscriptionAdd to date [to read]: … Schoonover / Dec – 19372198aExhibitionAdd [to read]: Exhibition: 1980 DAM Downtown2199aInscription

Provenance

Add [to read]:

ll before publication: F.E.S. ’38

ll after publication: Frank E. Schoonover / 1938

Add [to read]: Sold by artist to Robert Hackett, Wilmington, Delaware; private collection; inherited by private collection

2200Size

Commentary

 

Provenance

Change [to read]: 49 x 36

Add to the end [to read]: In a letter to Evelyn H. Smith, dated Match 17, 1938, the artist explains “The glory of the advance is epitomized in the dramatic sky. The golden light of the mid-afternoon sun breaks through the clouds and shines with bathing glory upon the flag – the color bearer and the officer. This is the genesis of the idea: that which moves, in swinging across from that point the fore-ground, is but the human foil to that glorious effort of the South. As to the terrain. Far to the right is Seminary Ridge – to the far left Cemetery Hill. And to the left also – in small detail is the Union battery and the Union flags. / Pickett’s men are advancing from West to East.

Add [to read]: … (1976); David Silliman Charleston, South Carolina; private collection (2009)

2206ProvenanceAdd to beginning [to read]: Schoonover Studios Ltd., Wilmington, Delaware (as of 1998); Collection …2210Inscription

Provenance

Add [to read]: Inscription: recto lr: To Mary Melissa Fowler / Martha and Frank Schoonover / June 29, 1951

Add [to read]: Given by the artist to Mr. and Mrs. W. David Curtiss (June 29, 1951); descended in family to private collection

2222LAnnotationsRepair [to read]: en verso ul in Schoonover’s hand: Doe and Fawn / crossed road / first afternoon / of working– 2222

en verso mr in Schoonover’s hand: No. / 2222 / Early in October 1938 // This Landscape of the / Bushkill Hills and / Delaware River -is given to / [current owner] upon the occasion of / her Wedding – Oct. 18- 1941. / by her Uncle Frank E. Schoonover

2223AnnotationsAdd field and info [to read]: Annotations: en verso ll: Rifles for Washington / Page 185 They sat before the fire – / In the huts at Lowantauce [sic] Valley2226Provenance Add [to read]: Provenance: Given by artist to Mrs. Diver, Wilmington, Delaware (December 22, 1940); not known2232 DateAdd [to read]: 07/19382233Annotations

Provenance

Add field and info [to read]: Annotations: recto ul: Part xi/ XI / [stamped: Frank E. Schoonover

en verso: “Rifles for Washington” / Part XI Page 344 / “I kept my promise,” said Lydia

Add date at end [to read]: … collection (2008)

2237Alternate TitlesAdd field [to read] Alternate Titles: The Davis Homestead and the Mill2245sDateChange [to read]: 02/19402248ProvenanceAdd [to read]: Sold by artist (1940); Franklin Jarmon; Schoonover Studios, Ltd., Wilmington, Delaware (1998); Collection of Charles and Aimee Elsen2260PublishedAdd period after 1941 in third line of second citation [to read]: … 1941. …2273DateChange [to read]: 10/03/19402274InscriptionChange [to read]: F.E.S. / ‘402275aDateChange [to read]: 12/19402285Alternate TitlesAdd to the end of citation [to read]: … Rush (Glenbow) 2295Annotations

Commentary

Add field and information [to read]: Annotations: en verso in black paint; Massasoit Treaty / 2300 / with Plymouth Village / and the Indians / 1621

Add to end of citation [to read]: Although he wrote #2300 en verso, Schoonover gave the number 2295 to this work in the day books.

2298AnnotationsAdd field and information [to read]: Annotations: en verso: 22982299CommentaryAdd as first sentence [to read]: The Eshbach family was well known in the Bushkill area. …2301sDateChange [to read]: 19412303ProvenanceChange [to read]: Schoonover Studios, Ltd., Wilmington, Delaware; The McLellan Family (1997)2310wTitle

Commentary

Add [to read]: Saint Matthew and Saint Mark of the
Four Evangelists

Add [to read]: … (Loux, 11) This Window was made by D’Ascenzo Studios. …

2322InscriptionAdd date [to read]: … Schoonover / B – 19432323ProvenanceChange [to read]: Schoonover Studios, Ltd., Wilmington, Delaware; Collection of Michael NeVille2324ProvenanceChange [to read]: Sold by artist to Margaret Woodbridge Chadwick, Greenville, Delaware; Mrs. George William Chadwick, Niagra Falls, New York; not known2346ProvenanceChange [to read]: 2348aProvenanceChange date [to read]: … (November 16, 1944); …2349ProvenanceAdd [to read]: Deborah Sharp, Elk Mills, Maryland (as of November 2, 1994); Schoonover Studios, Ltd., Wilmington, Delaware; private collection (August 28, 1995)2361ProvenanceChange [to read]: Sold by artist to Henrietta Schoonover, Middletown, Delaware (1965); The Gift Horse, West Chester, Pennsylvania (1967); Mrs. Rosemary Protto, Wilmington, Delaware; Schoonover Studios, Ltd., Wilmington, Delaware; Mrs.Detjen, Wilmington, Delaware; Collection of Mary and Hank Davis2371InscriptionAdd to end [to read]: … ’43 /Lac La Trache / Canada2382InscriptionAdd [to read]: … B Aug. 19452386AnnotationsAdd at the beginning [to read]: en verso: …2400Medium

Annotations

Add [to read]: oil on English Linen canvas

Add at the end of the citation [to read]: … Creek / 22 x 28 2 o’clock

2401AnnotationsAdd field and information [to read]: Annotations: 2401 / Aug 1, 1946 / and work in Wilmington / studio2403AnnotationsAdd field and information [to read]: Annotations: 1946 / Aug.12.13 / Mast Hope / Camping2405Provenance

Annotations

Change [to read]: … (May 15 – year unclear); …

Add as third entry [to read]: en verso: Aug., 1946

2406Annotations

Provenance

Change [to read]: 2406 / Bushkill / Sept 15 / Ball game in progress / MC and Biz at game

Change [to read]: Sold by artist to Pete Ellingsworth, Glenwood, Maryland (1948); inherited by John Ellingsworth, Glenwood, Maryland (circa 1985); private collection

2417ProvenanceAdd information [to read]: … 1954); Richard Harwood (as of February 2003); …2418aInscriptionAdd date [to read]: … Schoonover / Sep. 19472419InscriptionAdd date [to read]: … Schoonover / B – Oct 19472429AnnotationsChange second entry [to read]: en verso on label on stretcher: Indian …2433InscriptionAdd right slash [to read]: … Schoonover / Sep-Oct …2435Annotations

Commentary

Add second citation [to read]: en verso: 1323

Add paragraph after ‘(day books)’ [to read]: … This work was painted over #1323. For further commentary, see #1323 and #2409.

2443AnnotationsAdd [to read]: Home of the / Trapper / 2443 / Bushkill / Sept. 1949 / Frank E. Schoonover2454DateChange [to read]: 10/28/19502456Date

Medium

Annotations

Change [to read]: 08/1951

Add [to read]: oil on canvas

Add [to read]: en verso stamped paper label on stretcher: Made during summer of 1951 / 1616 Rodney Street / Wil, Del. / [partial signature in ink]

en verso typewritten label: This painting by Frank E. Schoonover / is a copy of a portrait / 1951

2460DateChange [to read]: 03/19522461ProvenanceAdd [to read]: Commissioned by E.I. duPont de Nemours Company, Inc., Wilmington, Delaware (1952); not known2469ProvenanceChange [to read]: …Newark, Delaware. Gift …2480bProvenanceAdd to end [to read]: … 1959); not known2481FES Title

Size

Medium

Annotations

Provenance

Delete field

Add field and information [to read]: Size: 22” x 36 “

Delete brackets [to read]: oil on canvas

Add field and information [to read]: Annotations: en verso: March-April – 1956 / Delaware River at / Bushkill, Pike Co., PA / No. 2481

Add field and information [to read]: Provenance:

Sold by the artist to Paula and George Turner, Media, Pennsylvania; inherited by Evelyn Shaub, Wilmington, Delaware (1997); descended in family to private collection

2484InscriptionAdd date [to read]: … Schoonover / Oct. 19562485MediumAdd [to read]: oil on Best English Linen canvas2489CommentaryAdd sentence [to read]: This version of ‘Morning Light on Birches’ was painted specially for one of Schoonover’s art students. It was painted as a copy of the original and executed in the studio. See #2371 for more commentary.2491LProvenanceAdd [to read]: Sold by artist to private collection; descended in family to private collection2493InscriptionChange location [to read]: ll: stamped: …2493LInscriptionDelete ‘on masonite’ [to read]: oil on canvas2494sMediumChange[to read]: colored graphite on paper2501Annotations

Provenance

Add field and information [to read]: Annotations: en verso: Alapocas Woods 2501/ Wilmington Del / – Oct 1959 -/ To Sally and George / Jan 30th – 1960

Change [to read]: Sold by artist to George and Sally Morrow, Dayton, Virigina; Schoonover Studios, Ltd., Wilmington, Delaware (1994); Collection of Tom and Mary Croft (February 11, 1995)

2502cProvenanceRepair spelling [to read]: Artist; …2508ProvenanceAdd [to read]: Sold by the artist to Frances Campbell, Wilmington, Delaware; Schoonover Studios, Ltd., Wilmington, Delaware (1998); private collection (1998)2510MediumAdd [to read]: oil on canvasM6ProvenanceChange [to read]: Trip Lunchcc49PublishedAdd field [to read]: Published: Gilmore, Janice Haynes. Greetings from Delaware and Other Artist Communities The Jann Haynes Gilmore and B. Joyce Puckett Collection of Artist Greeting Cards. Dover, DE: Biggs Museum of American Art, 2007: 20.

caption: Frank Earle Schoonover (1877-1972) / Untitled (Colonial Christmas), 1949 / Card, commercially printed / Card size: 7 1/8″ x 5 1/8″ / Gilmore/Puckett Collection

Exhibitions1937 WSFA FallReplace ‘Poetry of River and Mountain’ with ‘2185,’ [to read]: … [{2} – 2185L, Passing … 1972 FESDelete ‘#39’ from that entry

Add [to read]: … 42, 167 (poster), 204 …

1972 95th BirthdayAdd to entry: #1382a  2000 BiggsUpdate day book numbers [to read]: (sw 53, sw54, 646L, 647L, 824L, 2084, 2165, 2165s, 2186, 2298, 2303, 2349, 2381, 2392, 2402, 2433, 2452, 2459L, 2471, 2474, 2499, 2500, 2501, 2505, 2506) 2008 DAM

[new entry]

2008, May 10-June 20. This Is War! Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, Delaware. [{3} – 842, 843, 902] 2008 FES

[new entry]

2008, November 22 – 2009, February 1. Frank E. Schoonover: An Artist for All Seasons. Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, Delaware. [( 27) – 1, 80, 149, 186, 318, 342a, 343, 405, 727, 803, 1017, 1031, 1094, 1107, 1121, 1264, 1316, 1553, 1565, 1926, 2147, 2168, 2322, 2361, 2392, 2501, sw80] 2009 Pirates

[new entry]

2009, March 6 – July 6. Knights of the Black Flag. North Carolina Museum of History, Raleigh North Carolina. [{1} – 722]   General Index changes   AnnunciationAdd: #2425-26

Delete: #2422s

Apes and monkeysChange #658-61 to 659-61 Indian RockAdd subject and #2377, 2449, 2450L, 2457, 2458 LoosestrifeAdd # 2377 Subject PicturesAdd # 2341, 2342   Publication Index changes   Williams, Ben AmesAdd #2232as His Own StrengthAdd #2232as “Man Overboard”Add #2232as   Bibliography 2 – Illustrations in Serial Publications     Page 785World’s WorkAdd ‘214’ [to read] 1924 March 214, 223, …