Pirate with Spy-Glass
FES Title: Pirate with Spy-glass
Alternate Titles: The Pirate
Date: 03/28/1916
Size: 33″H x 22″W
Medium: oil-on-Best
Type: illustration
Published: created for but not published in:
“The Treasure of St. Albans.” Harper’s Magazine.
published in:
Schoonover, Cortlandt. Frank Schoonover, Illustrator of the North American Frontier. New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1976: 149.
caption: Pirate with Spyglass
Inscription: ll: Frank E. Schoonover / 1915
Annotations: en verso in black paint: 634
en verso on paper label upper stretcher: from / $800 / F. E. Schoonover / 1616 Rodney Street / Wilmington, DEL
en verso on label hanging from upper stretcher: The [ ] places at Beach
Exhibitions: 1925 Washington
Comments: digital 6-14-05; form 11/15/07; index; edit
Per Schwartz: models: John Weller
Commentary: This was painted originally for “The Treasure of St. Albans,” a story written by the artist for Harpers. There is evidence in the daybooks that Schoonover planned to use the image as an illustration for “The Tide” which was to have been published in Colliers. Neither of these stories nor the illustration was ever published.
The sketch, #690s, was given to J. Thompson Brown when he purchased the painting.
Provenance: Sold by artist to J. Thompson Brown, Wilmington, Delaware; descended in the family to Collection of the J. Glenn Brown Family