Gulliver ‘s Travels – Big Head and Little Figure
FES Title: Big head & little fig.
Alternate Titles: Gulliver’s Travels, Kidnapped, Arabian Nights (1924, 1925); Gulliver-Treasure Island
[1930]; Gulliver-Treasure Island-Arabian Nights (1925, 1931)
Date: 06/03/1922
Size: 14.75″H x 7.5″W
Medium: oil-on-board
Type: illustration
Published: Swift, Jonathan. Gulliver’s Travels, illustrated with Louis Rhead. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1921: dust jacket.
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______. New York: Blue Ribbon Books, c. 1921: spine.
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Inscription: lr: Frank E. Schoonover
Exhibitions: 1925 WSFA Spring; 1925 Washington; 1930 WSFA Apt; 1931 FES
Comments: spot for spine; TP 10/24/02; form 10/25/02; index; edit 11/06
Commentary: Schoonover painted the original images for three spine decorations, #’s 1131 – 33, on a single board. They were exhibited as one piece. Subsequently, #1132 was cut off the board and the other two were kept as one piece and sold. For further commentary, see #1111.
Provenance: Sold by the artist to private collection