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    Frank Earle Schoonover (American, 1877-1972)
    The Sloop Dropped Anchor Near the Upper End of the Harbor, The Crimson Cutlass interior book illustration, 1933
    Oil on canvas
    30 x 21 inches (76.2 x 53.3 cm)
    Signed and dated lower right: Frank E. Schoonover / 33
    Inscribed on the reverse: Chapter 6 127 / 1967


    Luther D. Reed, acquired circa 1970s;
    Christie's, New York, June 26, 1984, lot 317;
    Mr. & Mrs. E.G. Bradberry, Fayetteville, Arkansas, acquired from the above;
    By descent to the present owner.

    R.G. Carter, The Crimson Cutlass, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1933, p. 127, illustrated;
    C. Schoonover, Frank Schoonover, Illustrator of the North American Frontier, New York, 1976, p. 141;
    J. Schoonover, L. Schoonover Smith, L. Dean, Frank E. Schoonover Catalogue Raisonné, New Castle, Delaware, 2009, n.p., no. 1967.

    Condition Report*: Unlined canvas; minor surface dirt and craquelure with a few tiny flakes of loss at lower left edge; under UV light, there appears to be inpaint to sky.
    Framed Dimensions 35.25 X 26.25 Inches
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    Auction Dates
    July, 2020
    1st Wednesday
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