Shorty Had the Best Position for Defense
FES Title: Shorty had the best position for defense
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Date: 08/18/1905
Size: 30″H x 20″W
Medium: oil_single-prime-lincanvas
Type: illustration
Published: Mulford, Clarence Edward. “The Fight at Buckskin.” Outing Magazine, December 1905: facing 266.
caption: “Shorty had the best position for defense”

Mulford, Clarence Edward. Bar-20. New York: The Outing Publishing Company: facing 8.
caption: “Shorty had the best position for defense”

Apgar, John F., Jr. Frank E. Schoonover, Painter-Illustrator: A Bibliography. Morristown, NJ: John F. Apgar, Jr., 1969: 11.
caption: Illustration from the story Hopalong Takes Command by Clarence Edward Mulford, Outing Magazine, December 1905.

Brandywine River Museum. Brandywine West: January 18 – May 18, 1975. Chadds Ford, PA: Brandywine River Museum, 1975.

Schoonover, Cortlandt. Frank Schoonover, Illustrator of the North American Frontier. New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1976: 57.
caption: Shorty Has the Best Position

Oppel, Frank, ed. Tales of the West. Secaucus, NJ: Castle, 1984: 77.
caption: “Shorty had the best position for defense.”

Inscription: lr: Frank E. Schoonover
Annotations: en verso on upper stretcher in white paint: SCHOONOVER, F. 20″ x 30″
Exhibitions: 1975 BRM (catalog)
Comments: dig; index; form 3/07; edit
en verso on Kennedy Galleries label:
Artist: Schoonover, Frank E. Date 1877-
Title: Shorty Had the Best Position for Defense
Size: 30″ x 20″ Medium: oil/canvas
Stock Number: A14472 Neg. No. 8158
Kennedy Galleries Inc. 20 East 56th Street, NY, NY 10022


Commentary: Schoonover convinced N.C. Wyeth to assist with the painting of the horse in this illustration. (diaries) See #249 for further commentary.
Provenance: Artist; Helen L. Card, Latentdorf Bookshop, New York (as of March 4, 1961); Kennedy Galleries, New York; private collection (circa 1965)
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