(0305) Old Simmy

Old Simmy
FES Title: Leanders Light
Alternate Titles:
Date: 03/21/1907
Size: 24″H x 26″W
Medium: oil-on-canvas
Type: illustration
Published: Page, Thomas Nelson. “Leander’s Light.” The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine, July 1907: 379.
caption: “Old Simmy”

Page, Thomas Nelson. Under the Crust. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1907: facing 194.
caption: Old Simmy

Inscription: lr: F.E. Schoonover / ’07
Comments: index; 305>305alt>305L; see #305alt
Commentary: In preparation for this illustration, the Art Department at The Century Co., publisher of The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine, wrote to Schoonover on January 22, 1907: “Both he
[Mr. Drake] and Mr. Gilder think it will be well to make the picture for ‘Leander’s Light’ in color, although they have not yet decided whether to reproduce it in black and white or not. Mr. Drake raised the point as to whether the northern coloring of the Maine coast would be warm enough – bright enough- intense enough, to carry the color scheme well: and then there is, of course, the editorial question of how much color the August number will carry.” (archives, correspondence)
Schoonover did render it in color and it was published in color.


Provenance: See #305alt
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