Woods at Lafayette’s Headquarters
FES Title:
Alternate Titles: Woods Near Lafayette’s Hdqtrs.; The Summer High Road
[1898]; Chadds Ford [1962]; Woods Behind Lafayette’s Headquarters [1986]
Date: 1898
Size: 20″H x 15″W
Medium: oil-on-canvas
Type: student picture
Published: Drexel University Museum. Frank E. Schoonover at Drexel: Illustration and the Academic Tradition 1892-1903. Philadelphia: Drexel University, 1986: 46.
caption: 41. Woods Behind Lafayette’s Headquarters

Brandywine River Museum. Catalogue of the Collection 1969-1989. Chadds Ford, PA: Brandywine Conservancy, 1991: 170.

Inscription: lr: F.E. Schoonover
Annotations: verso: Chadds Ford / Drexel Summer School / 1898…. / Woods near Lafayette’s / headquarters” / John R. Schoonover 11/15/70″
Exhibitions: 1898 Drexel Summer; 1962 FES; 1972 BRM; 1986 FES Drexel (catalog); 2001 BRM; 2002 BRM Summer
Comments: BRM #70.3.8; TP 9/30/04; index;
Commentary: “During the 1899 Summer School at Chadds Ford, Schoonover painted this lively diagonal composition of the woods behind the historic building which housed General Lafayette during the Revolutionary War and served as the women’s dormitory during the Drexel Summer School.” (Drexel University Museum, 46)
Provenance: Artist; Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Wyeth, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania; Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Wyeth [1970]