The Chase
FES Title: The Chase
Alternate Titles: The Raid; The General or The Chase
[1979]; The General (1967, 1968, 1977, 1986, 1998, 2001); Give Her More Wood (The General or The Chase) [1981]
Date: 04/25/1902
Size: 28″H x 24″W
Medium: charcoal-ill-board
Type: illustration
Published: Parrott, Jacob and Frank C. Dougherty. “Andrew’s Railroad Raid, An Incident of the Union Campaign of 1862 in the West-The Personal Narrative of a Survivor.” McClure’s Magazine, September 1903: 504.
caption: They came into sight. We could see that they were armed with rifles.

Schoonover, Cortlandt. Frank Schoonover, Illustrator of the North American Frontier. New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1976: 171.
caption: The General, also called The Chase

Brandywine River Museum. Frank E. Schoonover, Illustrator. Chadds Ford, PA: Brandywine River Museum, 1979: 15, 53. [catalog] caption: The General, 1902

Drexel University Museum. Frank E. Schoonover at Drexel: Illustation and the Academic Tradition 1892-1903. Philadelphia: Drexel University, 1986: 53. [catalog] caption: 55. The General

Inscription: ll: Frank E. Schoonover
Annotations: en verso on paper label: “They came into sight. We could see / that they were armed with rifles” / from / Andrew’s Railroad Raid / McClure’s Mag.-1903 / page – 504
Exhibitions: 1967 Gift Horse; 1968 Clubhouse; 1977 FES; 1979 FES (catalog); 1981 Brandywine Heritage; 1986 Drexel (catalog); 1998 Biggs; 2001 FES
Comments: TP 3/01; index; edit; view 19.25″ x 14.5″
Commentary: Schoonover spent nine days executing this remarkable drawing and then spent seven days redrawing it. (day books) For further commentary, see #sw80.
Provenance: Artist; The Gift Horse, West Chester, Pennsylvania [1967]; Clubhouse Art Gallery, Media, Pennsylvania [1968]; Schoonover Studios, Ltd., Wilmington, Delaware [1979]; private collection