Marten in Trap
FES Title: marten in trap
Alternate Titles: Marten caught in dead fall; A Catch of Fine Marten
[1911]; The Catch of a Fine Marten (1931, 1934)
Date: 1904
Size: 9.75″H x 17.5″W
Medium: oil-crayon-ill-brd
Type: illustration
Published: Schoonover, Frank E. “Breaking Trail.” Scribner’s Magazine, May 1905: 570.
caption: A catch of a fine marten

Schoonover, Frank E. The Edge of the Wilderness, edited by Cortlandt Schoonover. Toronto: Methuen, 1974: 96.
caption: The Catch of a Fine Marten; 1904

Inscription: lr: F.E.S.
Annotations: en verso on label: Notice to the / George H. Doran Co., 38 West 32nd Street. New York / / This drawing was made for Harper & Brothers of / Franklin Square, New York, and was repro- / duc[ed] in Harper’s Monthly for October 1912. / Messrs Harper & Brothers own the copyright / and it must not be reproduced without their / permission. / / / Frank E. Schoonover / 1616 Rodney Street / Wilmington, Del. / / / May 29th, 1915.
en verso: Martin Caught in a Dead Fall
Exhibitions: 1911 PAFA; 1931 FES; 1934 Wesleyan
Comments: seen 8/03; Form 8/21/03; index; edit; Glenbow #59.35.4
This drawing was removed from board and remounted on backing board [per JRS 8/03]
Commentary: “By and by, you find two martens, each frozen as hard as stone in its dead fall. Each of them is put into a canvas bag, which the hunter carries over his shoulder. The traps are set with bait, and you resume your journey.” (trip diary)
This drawing was removed from the board and remounted on backing board. For further commentary, see #194.


Provenance: Artist; Helen L. Card, Latendorf Bookshop, New York; Collection of Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (July 27, 1959)