Equestrian Civil War Portrait for General Stryker
FES Title: Equestrian Civil War Portrait for General Stryker
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Date: 05/01/1900
Size: 0″H x 0″W
Medium: oil_canvas_grisaille
Type: portrait
Inscription: lr: Frank E. Schoonover / 1900
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Commentary: The local newspaper in Trenton, New Jersey in the summer of 1900 reported the following: “General Stryker’s Portrait. Done in Black and White by a Young Trentonian. A handsome painting, in black and white, of Adjutant General William S. Stryker, has just been executed by Frank Schoonover, a son of Colonel Schoonover, the Second Ward Councilman.
The painting represents General Stryker astride a handsome black steed, in the wilds of Morris Island, South Carolina. It is an enlargement of an old tintype that was taken in 1863. At the time, General Stryker was a major on the staff of General Gillmore, father of Colonel Gillmore of the Second Regiment.
The painting is well done and handsomely framed.
Young Schoonover is a pupil of Howard Pyle of Philadelphia.”
Provenance: Not known