|The Blue Dress
|Alternate Titles:||Female Portrait
|Size:||36″H x 16″W|
|Published:|| Schoonover, Cortlandt. Frank Schoonover, Illustrator of the North American Frontier. New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1976: 17.
caption: Female Portrait
Drexel University Museum. Frank E. Schoonover at Drexel: Illustration and the Academic Tradition 1892-1903. Philadelphia: Drexel University, 1986: 38.
The Sewell C. Biggs Collection of American Art: A Catalogue. Dover, DE: Biggs Museum of American Art, 2002: 399.
|Inscription:||en verso: Frank E. Schoonover / ‘Dec. 1899: Student Painting / Dec. 1899 / SP007|
|Exhibitions:|| 1986 FES Drexel (catalog)
|Comments:||TP image from Biggs Museum; index; edit|
|Commentary:||“The portrait of this figure emerges wraith-like from the somber, muted background. Schoonover effectively paints the translucent shawl covering the figure’s shoulders, indicating a mastery of glazing technique not previously evident…and the artist has made a more successful attempt at chiaroscuro.” (Drexel University Museum, 38)|
|Provenance:||Sold by the artist to Sewell C. Biggs, Middletown, Delaware; Sewell C. Biggs Museum of American Art, Dover, Delaware|