(sw054) Chadds Ford

Chadds Ford
FES Title:
Alternate Titles: Mill Stream
Date: 1899
Size: 11.25″H x 15.25″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: 36
caption: 28. Mill Stream
Inscription: [unsigned]
Exhibitions: 1986 FES Drexel; 2000 Biggs
Comments: relined; tp 10.18.07; sp156>sp53; index
Commentary: “This landscape is a riot of muted reds and greens with a Van Gogh-like texture of the sky. It is a very appealing work thought to be from the first Drexel Summer School at Chadds Ford in 1898…Howard Pyle directed the students’ efforts with the hope that ‘a more open Nature might stimulate these aspirations for truth and beauty not always evoked by the walls of a school-room.'”
(Drexel University Museum, 36)
Provenance: Private collection

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