“Forward! They Are Ours!”
FES Title: Across the bridge they clattered, then took at speed the long line of the causeway to Magny.
Alternate Titles: “Go onwards, they are ours.” – Joan of Arc
[1967]; Forward! They Are Ours! (1969, 1980, 1999); Forward, They Cried (1975, 2001)
Date: 07/28/1918
Size: 36″H x 27″W
Medium: oil-on-canvas
Type: illustration
Published: Madison, Lucy Foster. Joan of Arc. Philadelphia: The Penn Publishing Company, 1919: 326.
caption: ‘Forward! They Are Ours!’

______. Philadelphia: David McKay Company, c. 1918: facing 327.
caption: [same as above]

Schoonover, F.E. “The Drama of Color.” The Federal Illustrator, Spring 1927: 4.
caption: “Forward, they are ours”

Your Future (And How You Can Realize It). Minneapolis, MN: Federal Schools, Incorporated, 1924: 9.
caption: “Forward, They Are Ours” by F. E. Schoonover. He is one of the famous artists of America who have prepared illustrated lessons for the Federal Course.

Schoonover, Frank E. “The Drama of Color.” In Commercial Design. Minneapolis, MN: Art Instruction, Inc., 1949: Chart 2.
caption: Joan of Arc

Schoonover, Cortlandt. Frank Schoonover, Illustrator of the North American Frontier. New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1976: 162.
caption: Joan of Arc Leading Troops Across Bridge

Enchanted Images: American Children’s Illustration 1850-1925. Santa Barbara, CA: Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1980: 66.
caption: “Forward! They are ours!”

Smith, Louise Schoonover. “The Art of Frank E. Schoonover.” Illustration, July 2003: 38.
caption: “Forward They Cried,” 1918. Oil on canvas, 36″ x 27″. Daybook #871. Collection of Wilmington Trust Company, Wilmington, DE.

Inscription: lr: F.E. Schoonover / ’18
Exhibitions: 1967 WSFS; 1969 FES; 1975 Arizona; 1980 Enchanted Images (catalog); 1999 Biggs; 2001 FES
Comments: appraisal with #845; TP 8/28/01; form; index; edit
Commentary: The reproduction of this image was commissioned by Tower Hill in August, 1984. One thousand copies were printed on #80 Dulcet Cover by four-color offset lithography at the Princeton Polychrome Press, Princeton, New Jersey. (archives)
Schoonover revisited this subject matter and composition in a pen and ink drawing, #892, for “The Broken Soldier and the Maid of France” by Henry van Dyke.
Provenance: Artist; Collection of Tower Hill School, Wilmington, Delaware [1924]
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