(0205) Height of Land Portage

Height of Land Portage
FES Title: Height of land portage
Alternate Titles: Height of Land (Showing ‘Blaise’on tree)
[1931]; Height of Land — The Water Shed Between Lake St. John and Lake Mistassini [1934]; “Height of Land” Canada [1972]
Date: 01/1904
Size: 17″H x 11″W
Medium: oil-crayon-paper
Type: landscape
Published: Schoonover, Frank E. The Edge of the Wilderness, edited by Cortlandt Schoonover. Toronto: Methuen, 1974: 25.
caption: Height of Land Portage

The Sewell C. Biggs Collection of American Art: A Catalogue. Dover, DE: Biggs Museum of American Art, 2002: 402.
caption: Height of Land

Inscription: lr: Frank E. Schoonover Canada – 1904 Jan / “Height of Land”
Exhibitions: 1931 FES; 1934 Wesleyan; 1972 FES; 1977 FES
Comments: TP image from Biggs Museum; non-trany 4×5; index; edit
Commentary: “The day started well and we reached the end of Obokamiga Lake, paddling out four or five miles per hour. There we took the Height of Land portage, which is about a mile long.” (trip diary) See #194 for further commentary.


Provenance: Artist; Helen L. Card, Latendorf Bookshop, New York (as of December 6, 1962); The Chester Marron Collection, Christiana, Pennsylvania (1972 exhibition); Sewell C. Biggs, Middletown, Delaware; Sewell C. Biggs Museum of American Art, Dover, Delaware

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