Pulling the Cannon
FES Title: 5th drawing for “Louisbourg”
Alternate Titles: Dragging the Guns Over the Marshes
Date: 12/1900
Size: 18.5″H x 12.25″W
Medium: oil_academy
Type: illustration
Published: created for but not published in:
Brady, Cyrus Townsend. “Colonial Fighters at Louisbourg.” McClure’s Magazine, September 1901.
published in:
Schoonover, Cortlandt. Frank Schoonover, Illustrator of the North American Frontier. New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1976: 169.
caption: Pulling the Cannon
Inscription: lr: F E Schoonover
Annotations: en verso on label: Illustration for #30 / “Peppermill at Louisbourg” // Dragging the guns over the marshes
[in FES hand] / PUBLISHED IN MCCLURES MAG / SEPT. 1901. Frank E Schoonover
Comments: TP 8/3/02; index; edit
Commentary: This illustration, intended for “Colonial Fighters at Louisbourg,” was not used. Schoonover rendered the same scene again from a slightly different angle and it was published as #31. (day books) A small sketch for this painting was found in the artist’s studio with the following note in Schoonover’s hand, “These sketches made by Howard Pyle as a directive for the young artist – FES.–”
Provenance: Sold by artist to Frank V. Rich, Wilmington, Delaware; Frank E. Schoonover Fund, Wilmington, Delaware. Gift of Henrietta Rich [2002]; private collection [2008]