Fleda Druce Running Carillon Rapid
FES Title: Fleda Druce Running Carillon Rapid
Alternate Titles: Death Rapids (1913, 1914, 1915, 1969, 1972, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1985, 2007)
Date: 09/27/1911
Size: 37″H x 27″W
Medium: oil-on-canvas
Type: illustration
Published: Schoonover, Frank E. “The Fur Harvesters” Harper’s Monthly Magazine, October 1912: 653.
caption: Running a Rapid

Schoonover, Cortlandt. Frank Schoonover, Illustrator of the North American Frontier. New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1976: 99.
caption: Death Rapids

Brandywine River Museum. Frank E. Schoonover, Illustrator. Chadds Ford, PA: Brandywine River Museum, 1979: 47.

[not pictured] (catalog)

University of Delaware and John M. Clayton. A Catalog of the Permanent Collection, University of Delaware. Newark: The University of Delaware, 1985: 81. [not pictured]

Tuska, Jon, ed. Stories of the Far North. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1998: cover.[no caption]

Inscription: lr: F.E. Schoonover / ’12
Exhibitions: 1913 New York; 1914 Carnegie; 1914 Canada; 1915 WSFA; 1969 FES; 1972 BRM; 1977 FES; 1978 UD; 1979 FES (catalog); 1985 UD; 2007 UD
Comments: relined; stretchers replaced; conserved 1970
TP 2/01; form 2/9/04; index edit
The publisher canceled the commission by telephone on September 25, 1911. (archives) Box 41, Folder 6)
Commentary: Columbian-Sterling publishing company commissioned Schoonover to create three paintings (one full size) for a story by Gilbert Parker. A letter written by Schoonover to the company on September 21, 1911, states “full page of girl running rapids is now underway — the smaller drawings will follow as soon as that is completed.” The publisher cancelled the commission by telephone on September 25, 1911 and Schoonover subsequently used this image to illustrated his article entitled, “Fur Harvesters.” (daybooks, archives, correspondence)
Provenance: Sold by artist to Willard Saulsbury (December 16, 1916); Permanent Collection of the University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware. Gift of Judge Hugh Martin Morris [1958]