Schoonover Painting Is On Display in the Museum

January 9, 2020 - July 5, 2020

2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, DE 19806

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    A painting by American illustrator Frank Schoonover is now on display at the Delaware Art Museum.  On January 6,  Delaware native John Schoonover, grandson of the artist, and his gorgeous painting by famed American illustrator Frank Schoonover were featured on PBS’s Antiques Roadshow, which was filmed at Winterthur last year. The painting, originally published with the caption “At a Hail from the Boat He Went to the Rail,” is an illustration from the 1923 book Privateers of ’76, a tale of Massachusetts boy Stephen Claghorn and his adventures at sea during the American Revolution. The painting pictures the moment toward the end of the story when Claghorn, alone and adrift aboard a derelict ship, is rescued, improbably, by his Salem schoolmaster. The Delaware Art Museum is thrilled to announce that it will display the painting in its American illustration gallery for the next six months.

    Hours: Wednesday 10-4; Thursday 10-8 (4 PM Closing January thru March); Friday-Sunday 10-4; Monday & Tuesday: Closed

    Claghorn at the Rail, 1923, Illustration for Privateers of ’76 by Ralph D. Paine, (Philadelphia: Penn Publishing Company, 1923)

    Frank Earle Schoonover (1877–1972)

    Oil on canvas, 36 x 30 inches

    Private Collection, Native Son of Delaware

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