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
PROVENANCE: 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
LITERATURE: 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.