Hans Brinker
FES Title: Hans Brinker
Alternate Titles: Cover for Hans Brinker
[1985]; Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates [1984]; Cover Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates [1994]
Date: 02/12/1924
Size: 36″H x 28″W
Medium: oil-on-Best
Type: illustration
Published: Dodge, Mary Mapes. Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates, illustrated with Louis Rhead. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1924: dust jacket, cover, frontispiece.
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______. New York: Blue Ribbon Books, c. 1924: cover, frontispiece.
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______. New York: Books, Inc., c. 1924: frontispiece.
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Miller, Lynne. Hans Brinker: A Play Based on the Book by Mary Mapes Dodge. New York: Scholastic, 1971: cover.

Elzea, Rowland, and Iris Snyder. The American Illustration Collection of the Delaware Art Museum. Wilmington: Delaware Art Museum, 1991: 144. [not pictured]

Inscription: lm: Frank E. Schoonover / ’24
Exhibitions: 1925 Washington; 1925 WSFA Fall; 1985 CIGNA; 1985 Best (catalog); 1990 Fort Lauderdale; 1994 Nostalgic Journey; 1999 Biggs
Comments: TP 4/14/03; form 4/14/03 (examined, not photographed); index; edit; DAM accession # 82-34
Delaware Art Museum Studio Art Classes Brochure. (Winter 2005-2006): Cover. relined
Commentary: In a letter to Schoonover on December 5, 1923, A. W. Rushmore of Harper and Brothers explains the commission for the Hans Brinker book cover. “We are working on another title for the Louis Rhead series, and have chosen Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates. Will you please read it over, and cook up a stunning color picture for the wrapper, the same size as the series; and also a small colored spot to use on the back-strip.
I am enclosing a penciled sketch which Mr. Rhead sent me, so that you will not, by any chance, happen to choose exactly the same situation for your picture as this wrapper painting repeats, as you will recall, as the colored frontispiece.
If you let us have these drawings by the end of January, all will be well.”
Schoonover mailed the finished work on February 13th. (archives, correspondence)
Provenance: Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, Delaware. Bequest of Margaretta Miller [1982]