Fair Wind
FES Title: “Fair Wind”
Alternate Titles: A Fair Wind (on their way to Hudson Bay Post)
Date: 02/20/1912
Size: 0″H x 0″W
Medium: oil-on-canvas
Type: illustration
Published: Schoonover, Frank E. “The Fur Harvesters.” Harper’s Monthly Magazine, October 1912: 657.
caption: Once a year the fur-harvesters return
Inscription: lr: F.E. Schoonover
Exhibitions: 1914 Paris Hospital
Comments: index; edit;
sold at Benefit
Commentary: In June, 1911, Schoonover ventured to the Hudson Bay area in northern Canada again, this time to revisit the tribes and places he had seen previously in the winter of 1903-04. On this summer trip, he gathered new information, photographed people and places, and sketched for the article entitled “The Fur Harvesters” that he wrote and illustrated for Harper’s Magazine, October 1912.
The boat seen in this illustration was the typical mode of transportation on rivers and lakes. Photographs taken by the artist show some of these boats with red sails. (day books, diaries, archives, lantern slides)
Provenance: Artist; Paris Hospital Benefit, New York (December 1914); not known