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Fishing Nets on River
FES Title:
Alternate Titles: Shad Fishing on the Delaware
[1986]
Date: 1898
Size: 16″H x 22″W
Medium: charcoal-and-chalk-on-paper
Type: student picture
Published: Drexel University Museum. Frank E. Schoonover at Drexel: Illustration and the Academic Tradition 1892-1903. Philadelphia: Drexel University, 1986: 46. (catalog)
caption: 40. Shad Fishing on the Delaware
Inscription: ll: Frank E. Schoonover ’98
Annotations:
Exhibitions: 1986 FES Drexel (catalog)
Comments: index
Commentary: Schoonover, a maturing student in 1898, attempted to work out the format for this finished drawing. He experimented with vertical and horizontal formats, until he arrived at the horizontal composition. (Drexel University Museum. Frank E. Schoonover at Drexel: Illustration and the Academic Tradition 1892-1903. Philadelphia, Drexel University: 1986: 46) For further commentary, see #sw27.

Provenance: Artist’s studio; Charles Kirkwood; private collection