|The White Flag
|FES Title:||The White Flag|
|Alternate Titles:||Under the White Flag (1919, 1934, 2002); Under the White Flag at La Capelle – Nov 7. 1918
|Size:||30″H x 50″W|
|Published:|| “Souvenir Pictures of the Great War.” The Ladies Home Journal, March 1919: 13.
caption: Under the White Flag
Ianni, Francis A. World War One Remembered. Wilmington: Delaware Heritage Commission, 1993: 70.
Harrington, Peter. “Images of the Great War.” American History, December 1996: 35.
Harrington, Peter. “The Great War Paintings of Frank E. Schoonover.” Military Heritage, August 1999: 69.
|Inscription:||ll: Frank E. Schoonover / ’18|
|Exhibitions:||1919 WSFA; 1927 Oshkosh; 1934 Wesleyan; 2002 HSD|
|Commentary:|| Schoonover describes this painting: “Preceded by a Trumpeter and carrying white flags, the German plenipotentiaries who were to receive the armistice terms from Marshal Foch, presented themselves to the French outposts near La Capelle at ten o’clock on the night of November 7th, 1918. Shown in the picture is an officer of the French army examining their credentials. Such was the beginning of the end of the world’s great war.” (day books)
For further commentary, see #886.
|Provenance:||Sold by the artist to the Delaware National Guard (March 9, 1959)|