Semo Raphael
FES Title: Semo Raphael
Alternate Titles: French-Canadian Breed
[1911]; French Canadian at Lac au Seul (1931, 1934); French Canadian Breed (1941, 1979)
Date: 1904
Size: 17″H x 11″W
Medium: graphite-oil-crayon-brd
Type: illustration
Published: Schoonover, Frank E. “Breaking Trail.” Scribner’s Magazine, May 1905: 566.
caption: Semo-Mac-Nee-Call

Woodbridge, Richard G., III. “Illustrated by Frank E. Schoonover.” The Princeton University Library Chronicle, 3, no. 1 (November 1941): facing 24.
caption: Canadian Trapper

Schoonover, Frank E. The Edge of the Wilderness, edited by Cortlandt Schoonover. Toronto: Methuen, 1974: 100.
caption: Portrait of Semo-Mac-Nee-Call

Brandywine River Museum. Frank E. Schoonover, Illustrator. Chadds Ford, PA: Brandywine River Museum, 1979: 49.
caption: French Canadian Breed

Inscription: lm: S
Annotations: en verso in artist’s hand: Cree – Esquimaux James Bay (lower part of Hudson Bay – Canada) / by Frank E. Schoonover

en verso on exhibition label: The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts / and the Philadelphia Water Color Club / / Ninth Annual / Philadelphia Water Color Exhibition 1911 / / To be Detached and Fixed on Back of Work / / Title “French-Canadian Breed” / Artist Frank E. Schoonover / Return Address 1616 Rodney Street / Wilmington, Del.

en verso stamped: [59]7

Exhibitions: 1911 PAFA; 1931 FES; 1934 Wesleyan; 1941 Princeton; 1979 FES (catalog)
Comments: form 7/2/07; index; edit
Commentary: “January 28…Made a sketch Semo – During the drawing of it – I talked to him about his going – and of how I wished he could remain at least a day longer – nothing was said for a while – then as I was about finishing (about 10-) he said “If you want to draw the old woman [see #208], I will go tomorrow.” (trip diaries) See #194 for further commentary.
Provenance: Artist; not known; The Lockwood Family Collection, Cincinnati, Ohio (exhibition 1979); The Connie Lockwood Collection [2007]