|Trapper with Christmas Tree
|FES Title:||Trapper seated on tobaggan. / Small Christmas tree on it|
|Alternate Titles:||“The Christmas Mail”
|Size:||31″H x 23″W|
|Published:|| The Popular Magazine, December 1923: cover.
Schoonover, Frank E. The Edge of the Wilderness, edited by Cortlandt Schoonover. Toronto: Methuen, 1974: 26.
Schoonover, Cortlandt. Frank Schoonover, Illustrator of the North American Frontier. New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1976: 102.
Kent, Deborah. America the Beautiful: Delaware. Chicago: Childrens Press, 1991: 87.
Ermoyan, Arpi. Famous American Illustrators. London: Quantum Publishing Ltd., 1997: 200.
Smith, Louise Schoonover. “The Art of Frank E. Schoonover.” Illustration, July 2003: 29.
|Inscription:||lr: F.E. Schoonover / ’23|
|Exhibitions:||1972 FES; 1972 95th Birthday; 1977 FES; 1980 Lancaster|
|Comments:||TP 3/01; non-trany 4×5; index; edit; relined – verso not accessible|
|Commentary:|| “Trapper With Christmas Tree” is not the title written in the day book entry, but is the one by which the work is best known. The tobaggan featured in this painting was brought back from Canada by the artist and is among the ephemera in his studio in Wilmington, Delaware.
The image was used in color on the Schoonovers’ Christmas card in 1923.
|Provenance:||Artist; Helen L. Card, Latentdorf Bookshop, New York (as of March 4, 1961); The Chester Marron Collection, Christiana, Pennsylvania (1972 exhibition); private collection|