|Gray Beaver and White Fang in Canoe
|FES Title:||Gray Beaver and White Fang in canoe|
|Alternate Titles:||Dog’s Eye View (1965, 1967); Canadian Trapper (1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1987, 1996, 2001)|
|Size:||35.375″H x 19.625″W|
|Published:|| London, Jack. “White Fang, Part III – The Gods of the Wild.” Outing Magazine, July 1906: 448.
caption: White Fang’s free nature flashed forth again, and he sank his teeth into the moccasined foot
Seton, Ernest Thomson. “Is Our Fur Supply in Danger?” World’s Work, March 1924: 502.
Pitz, Henry C. The Brandywine Tradition. New York: Weathervane Books, 1968: following 126.
Brandywine River Museum. The Brandywine Heritage: Howard Pyle, N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, James Wyeth. Chadds Ford, PA: Brandywine River Museum; distributed by New York Graphic Society, Greenwich, CT, 1971: 37, 40.
Schoonover, Frank E. The Edge of the Wilderness, edited by Cortlandt Schoonover. Toronto: Methuen, 1974: 147.
Dykes, Jeff. Fifty Great Western Illustrators. N.p.: Northland Press, 1975: 371.
The Art of American Illustration. Chadds Ford, PA: Brandywine River Museum, 1976: 27, 55.
Brandywine River Museum. Frank E. Schoonover, Illustrator. Chadds Ford, PA: Brandywine River Museum, 1979: cover, 44.
London, Jack. Tales of the North. Secaucus, NJ: Castle, 1979: 38.
London, Jack. Works of Jack London. New York: Avenel Books, 1980: 133.
Pyle, Howard. Howard Pyle, the Artist, the Legacy. Wilmington: Delaware Art Museum, 1987: 26.
Brandywine River Museum. Catalogue of the Collection 1969-1989. Chadds Ford, PA: Brandywine Conservancy, 1991: 171-3.
Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, PA: Brandywine Conservancy, 1997: 21.
|Inscription:||lr: Schoonover / ’06|
|Exhibitions:||1965 Gift Horse; 1967 Gift Horse; 1969 DAM; 1971 BRM (catalog); 1972 BRM; 1973 BRM; 1976 BRM Fall (catalog); 1977 BRM; 1978 BRM; 1979 FES (catalog); 1987 DAM/BRM (catalog); 1996 BRM; 2001 BRM|
|Comments:||#85.10.87; NT; index; edit|
|Commentary:|| Schoonover’s dramatic ‘worm’s eye view’, captures the intensity of the struggle as the bloodied and bruised White Fang sinks his teeth into the Gray Beaver’s beaded moccasin.
The day books indicate that this work was painted for a composition class. See #269sa for the preliminary sketch and #269sb for the more complete sketch.
|Provenance:||Artist; Helen L. Card, Latendorf Bookshop, New York (October 27, 1962); The Gift Horse, West Chester, Pennsylvania (1965, 1967); Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Wyeth, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania ; Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Wyeth |