Long Lake Trout, Canada
FES Title: Trout
Alternate Titles: Trout-Sketches From the Tent Opening
Date: 1904
Size: 8″H x 13″W
Medium: hard-pastels-on-paper
Type: subject painting
Inscription: lr: Frank E. Schoonover / Long Lake, Canada 1906
Annotations: en verso: Trout caught through holes cut in ice – Long Lake, Canada, 1906. Tent flap pulled aside to permit drawing of the fish on snow. Drawn with hard pastels.
Exhibitions: 1934 Wesleyan; 1962 FES
Comments: index; edit; NT 4×5 from owner 6/22/06
Commentary: Note the annotations above for a description of this drawing. Schoonover also wrote: “February 19th Some beaver meat was used for bait. By one o’clock the total catch was 86 – not large – good eating size – a number were fryed [sic] for dinner – I returned very soon after eating and made a color drawing from two of the trout – the dark salmon – the male, the lighter – a grey – the female.” (trip diary)
The date in the inscription was probably written after Schoonover returned from the trip in 1904. The medium listed as ‘hard pastels’ was a type of crayon that he used in the cold weather. See #194 for further commentary.
See related photograph of Schoonover trout fishing in Canada. (#216p)
Provenance: Sold by artist to Mrs. Richard Sanger (November 1962); Schoonover Studios, Ltd., Wilmington, Delaware; Gary Blakeslee