(0200) Head of Little Indian Boy

Head of Little Indian Boy
FES Title: Head of Little Indian Boy
Alternate Titles: Indian Boy
Date: 1904
Size: 8″H x 8″W
Medium: charcoal-oil-crayon-paper
Type: illustration
Published: Schoonover, Frank E. “The Edge of the Wilderness.” Scribner’s Magazine, April 1905: 444.
caption: One of the two Indian boys who helped us up the hill

Schoonover, Frank E. The Edge of the Wilderness, edited by Cortlandt Schoonover. Toronto, Methuen, 1974: 79.
caption: One of the two Indian boys who helped us up the hill

Inscription: lr: S
lr: Hudsons Bay – Canada. / 1905 / F.E. Schoonover
Exhibitions: 1962 FES
Comments: index; edit
Was it ‘re-signed’ – do we know?
Commentary: “In this tent [see #199], I also made sketches of the two little boys. One of them when I had finished, took the yellow piece of chalk that I had given him as a reward…And produced on a strip of birch bark, a caribou with no horns.” (trip diary)
No size is recorded in day books. However, the size listed in The Edge of the Wilderness is 8″ x 8″. The Kennedy Quarterly (June 1968), lists the size as 5.75″ x 4″, which is assumed to be the image size.
See related photograph by Schoonover of Indian boys in Canada. (#200p)
Provenance: Kennedy Galleries, New York (June 1968); not known

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