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    Frank Earle Schoonover (American, 1877-1972)
    "Skinny dragged him over to a crack and settled down for another try," Bar-20 Yarns, The Outing Magazine interior illustration, April 1906
    Oil on canvas
    30 x 20 inches (76.2 x 50.8 cm)
    Signed and dated lower left: Schoonover / 05


    Reese L. and Virginia Milner Collection, circa 1950;
    Sotheby's, New York, May 24, 2006, lot 201;
    Acquired by the present owner from the above.

    Sordoni Art Gallery, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, "Selections from the Sordoni Collection: American Illustration & Comic Art," April 7-May 20, 2018.

    C.E. Mulford, "Bar-20 Range Yarns," The Outing Magazine, New York, April 1906, p. 3, illustrated;
    C.E. Mulford, Bar-20, New York, 1907, p. 183, illustrated;
    J. Schoonover, L. Schoonover Smith, L. Dean, Frank E. Schoonover Catalogue Raisonné, Vol. 2, New Castle, Delaware, 2009, n.p., no. 259, illustrated;
    S.I. Grand, Selections from the Sordoni Collection: American Illustration & Comic Art, exhibition catalogue, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, 2018, pp. 86-87, 156, no. 39, 67, illustrated.

    Condition Report*: Glue-lined canvas; few scattered spots of minor craquelure; a few small flakes of loss to the upper impasto of the plant in foreground; under UV light, there appears to be scattered small touches of inpaint in sky; scattered spots of inpaint to sunlit foreground, most notably an approx.. 3 x 2 inch repair above signature.

    Framed Dimensions 24.5 X 34.5 Inches
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    May, 2019
    3rd Friday
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