Stroke Jumping – “Broken Oar”
FES Title: Stroke jumping – “Broken Oar”
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Date: 03/23/1910
Size: 36″H x 24″W
Medium: oil-on-canvas
Type: illustration
Published: Camp, Walter. “The Mystery of Rowing.” The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine, July 1910: 330.
caption: Allen, the Yale stroke, having broken his oar, dropped overboard, and helped to win the race
Inscription: lr: Frank E. Schoonover / ’10
Comments: TP 2000; index; edit
Commentary: In the draft of a letter in 1910 to Mr. Drake, Editor of The Century Magazine Illustrated Monthly Magazine, the artist discusses the choices of either baseball or rowing as the subject matter for Mr. Camp’s story. “I had a long talk with a very good friend of mine who was the stroke oar as captain of the U.P.
[University of Pennsylvania] victory crew 1901 or 2. What I should like to do is this, see Mr. Camp next week…and talk the matter over with him and then submit sketches to you and him – either upon baseball or rowing…”(archive, correspondence)
Schoonover visited the University of Pennsylvania gym on February 22, 23, and 24, to photograph rowers on the rowing machines. He also took photographs and sketched in the University boat house and then spent twenty-eight days completing this illustration and the companion rowing illustration, #411. (day books, archives, correspondence)
See related photograph by Schoonover of a rower in the University of Pennsylvania gym. (#410p)
Provenance: Sold by artist to St. Andrew’s School, Middletown, Delaware
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