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Chip and Dana

1950s
Oil on board
10 x 14 in. (25.4 x 35.56 cm)
Inscribed verso: Merry Christmas to Chip and Chouteau-from Ruth and Jack (in pen); Artists Note- Without the untiring encouragement of my wife this work [crossed out] saga was able to be completed. Of course any resemblance to characters in real life has been entirely intentional-J.F.F.
John F. Folinsbee Art Trust

Provenance

John F. Folinsbee Art Trust

Exhibition History

No known exhibitions

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Commentary

This cartoon of Charles Chase (Chippy) and Dana Gibson is probably a scene from Stuart Chapin's wedding to Chouteau Dyer in the 1950s (Chapin had previously been married to a cousing of Ruth Baldwin Folinsbee). The wedding took place on the shore of Montsweag Bay, and the cartoon likely depicts Chase and Gibson getting a picture of Stuart and Chouteau heading off on their honeymoon on Stuart's lobsterboat/yacht, Juniper.--Peter B. Cook