Escape of Colonel Bigstaff
FES Title: Escape of Col. Bigstaff
Alternate Titles: Colonel Bigstaff Escapes
Date: 04/02/1914
Size: 40″H x 30″W
Medium: oil_single-prime-canvas
Type: illustration
Published: Cummings, Edward. Marmaduke of Tennessee. Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1914: facing 180.
caption: Colonel Bigstaff escapes
Inscription: ll: F.E. Schoonover / ’14
Exhibitions: 1969 FES
Comments: index; edit; image from Roberson Graphics, Carlsbad, NM
Commentary: Schoonover read the copy sent to him by the publishers with an eye to his illustration possibilities. This is evident in a letter that he wrote to The American Boy on March 9, 1914: “Marmaduke of Tennessee received. I have not entirely finished the story but so far I find it very interesting and full of pictures. You need not worry about my not getting into the spirit of the tale. If any one should simply write ‘Civil War’ across the cover of a manuscript and send it to me, that would be sufficient.” (archives, correspondence)
Provenance: Frank Fowler (prior to 1976); Carlsbad Museum of Art, Carlsbad, New Mexico
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