(0574) The Maid of the Forest

The Maid of the Forest
FES Title: “In the Woods”
Alternate Titles:
Date: 06/30/1913
Size: 39.375″H x 29.625″W
Medium: oil-on-canvas
Type: illustration
Published: Parrish, Randall. The Maid of the Forest. Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1913: frontispiece.
caption: The Maid of the Forest
[Page 398]

______. New York: A. L. Burt Company, 1913: dust jacket, frontispiece.
caption: [same as above]

Delaware Art Museum. The Golden Age of American Illustration, 1880-1914. [Wilmington: Delaware Art Museum], 1972: 63.
caption: Frank Schoonover – The Maid of the Forest

Schoonover, Cortlandt. Frank Schooonover, Illustrator of the North American Frontier. New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1976: 63.
caption: The Maid of the Forest

Schmidt, Dorey. “Dear Editor: Dear Frank:” The American Magazine 1880-1940, Wilmington: Delaware Art Museum, 1979: 46.
no caption

Elzea, Rowland, and Iris Snyder. The American Illustration Collection of the Delaware Art Museum. Wilmington: Delaware Art Museum, 1991: 143. [not pictured]

Inscription: ll: F.E. Schoonover / ’13
Exhibitions: 1972 DAM (catalog); 1974 Lycoming; 1983 Studio Group; 1989 DAM; 2004 Biggs
Comments: TP 4/14/03; form 4/14/03 (examined, not photographed); index; edit
DAM accession # 42-12
[remember to write about title]
Commentary: Schoonover included the following comments in a letter to Jim Bray, editor of McClurg and Co, in response to a request to make the Indian girl less buxom. “If she is a bit buxom, I will cut her down a bit, although a girl apparently slim would appear somewhat buxom (if she appeared at all) in a buckskin shirt. The figure of a young girl, such as that one described in the story developes [sic] differently than you might suppose, and that I have pictured in the painting otherwise it wouldn’t be any more of an illustration than any artist would do who hadn’t spent a lot of his life among Indians. Perhaps the picture in question would make a better poster than you think – because of its very truth.” (July 9, 1913)
See related picture by Schoonover of a model in the studio. (#574p)
Provenance: Sold by artist to Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, Delaware. Bequest of Joseph Bancroft [1942]
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