(1100) Fight!

FES Title:   ‘Fight!’
Alternate Titles:   The Brawn of These Lads Made the Pike a Match for a Pirate’s Cutlass 1979
Date:   01/23/1922
Size:   28″H x 37″W
Medium:   oil-on-canvas
Type:   illustration
Published:   Paine, Ralph D. “Blackbeard the Buccaneer.” The American Boy, April 1922: 7.
caption: The swiftest of the sailors laid hands on the pikes and whirled to cover their shipmates until all hands could be armed.

Paine, Ralph D. Blackbeard Buccaneer. Philadelphia: The Penn Publishing Company, 1922: 82.
caption: The brawn of these lads made the pike a match for a pirate’s cutlass

Brandywine River Museum. Frank E. Schoonover, Illustrator. Chadds Ford, PA: Brandywine River Museum, 1979: 37, 44.
caption: The Brawn of These Lads Made the Pike a Match for a Pirate’s Cutlass, 1922

Inscription:   ll: F.E. Schoonover / ’22
Exhibitions:   1979 FES (catalog)
Comments:   index; edit 11/06; image from Randall House Catalogue 1992
Commentary:   This work was painted on old canvas #560. (day books)
Provenance:   Sold by the artist to Dr. William A. Morton, Jr., West Chester, Pennsylvania; Randall House, New York 1992; not known; Heritage Auctions, Lot 78127 (November 13, 2012)

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