Frank Earle Schoonover (American, 1877-1972) Three Men in a Canoe 28 x 46in
Lot 203
Frank Earle Schoonover (American, 1877-1972) As the canoe swept by, 1950 28 x 46in
Sold for US$ 182,500 inc. premium
Lot Details
Frank Earle Schoonover (American, 1877-1972)
As the canoe swept by, 1950
signed and dated 'Frank E. Schoonover- / 1950' (lower right)
oil on canvas
28 x 46in
overall: 35 1/2 x 53 1/2in


    Purchased from the artist by Mr. and Mrs. William Stanier, 1950
    Thence by descent to Mr. and Mrs. Stephen K. Leech
    Thence by descent to Alma Leech
    Thence by descent to Darryl Leech, Atlanta, Georgia
    With Schoonover Studios, Ltd., Wilmington, Delaware
    Private collection, 2005

    American Boy Magazine, 1940.
    Pitz, Henry C., Frank E. Schoonover: An Exemplar of the Pyle Tradition, American Artist, November 1964, p. 65, illustrated.
    Schoonover, Frank E., The Edge of Wilderness, Toronto, 1974, p. 156 (titled The Canoeists).
    Schoonover, John R., Schoonover, Louise, Dean, LeeAnn, Smith, Louise Schoonover, Frank E. Schoonover, Catalogue Raisonne, Volume II, 2009, p. 702-703, no. 2450, illustrated.

    This work was painted in March of 1950 at the request of Mr. William Stanier who had lost an earlier version of this painting in a cabin fire.
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