Return to Camp – Trout Fishing in Lake Nagagami
FES Title: Cover for Peoples Popular Magazine – Return to camp- Trout fishing. Lake Nagagami.
Alternate Titles: Artist & Father North Canada
[1965]; Artist & Father [1967]; Artist, his father and guides on fishing party; Man and Son [1969]; Fishing in the North Country [1972]; Father and Son [1972]; Fishing in the Hudson Bay (1979, 1980); Cover (Return to Camp) [1994]; Return to Camp
Date: 05/12/1912
Size: 34″H x 24″W
Medium: oil-on-canvas
Type: illustration
Published: People’s Ideal Fiction Magazine, September 1913: cover.
no caption

Schoonover, Frank E. The Edge of the Wilderness, edited by Cortlandt Schoonover. Toronto: Methuen, 1974: 66.
caption: Fishing in the North Country

“The Art of Fishing.” Sports Afield, April 1984: 84.
caption: Every painting tells a story. In the case of this oil, Frank Schoonover shows himself (standing) and his father (holding the stringer of trout) on a fishing trip to James Bay. Appearing on the cover of People’s magazine in 1913, the painting gives you a feel for something many of us would like to do. Schoonover Studio.

Inscription: lr: Frank E. Schoonover / ’12
Exhibitions: 1965 Gift Horse; 1967 Gift Horse; 1968 Clubhouse; 1969 FES; 1972 95th Birthday; 1972 BRM; 1979 Artists of the Brandywine; 1980 Lancaster; 1994 Nostalgic Journey
Comments: relined; TP 4/14/03; form 4/14/03 (examined, not photographed); NT 4×5 [3]; index; edit; DAM accession #92-3; See #497s for a sketch of this work.
JRS traded with DAM in 1992
Commentary: Schoonover portrays himself, standing in front of the tepee, while his father, Col. John Schoonover, is the older gentleman holding the stringer of trout in the canoe. The scene is reminiscent of the artist’s summer trip to Canada in 1911.
Provenance: Artist; Gift Horse (1965, 1967); Schoonover Galleries, Ltd., Wilmington, Delaware (1979 exhibition); Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, Delaware. Bequest of Joseph Bancroft [1992]
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