Leaving the Fort
FES Title: Leaving the Fort
Alternate Titles: Washington’s Little Band of Voyageurs Leaving Fort Le Beouf
[1926]; Washington and his Savage Allies Leave Fort Le Boeuf. November 1752. (Fort Le Boeuf was situated fifteen miles from Lake Erie) [1931]
Date: 03/23/1924
Size: 36″H x 30″W
Medium: oil-on-canvas
Type: illustration
Published: Madison, Lucy Foster. Washington. Philadelphia: The Penn Publishing Company, 1925: frontispiece.
caption: “It Was a Period of Intense Anxiety. At Length, However, He succeeded in Getting His Savage Allies Off with Him”

______. New York: The Hampton Publishing Company, 1925: frontispiece.
caption: [same as above]

Chambers, Robert W. The Hidden Children. New York City: Grosset & Dunlap, 1930: cover.
no caption

Erskine, Laurie York. “The Man Who Led the Way.” The American Boy–Youth’s Companion, February 1932: 9.
caption: To navigate the frail canoes in the icy current was a contest of courage and skill.

Inscription: lr: Frank E. Schoonover / ’24
Annotations: en verso on original typed label on upper stretcher: 1289 / Washington / Period of intense anxiety. At Length, however, / He succeeded in getting / his savage allies off with it.

en verso on label on blue paper on canvas: Wilmington Society of the Fine Arts / Wilmington Library Building / PLEASE ATTACH TO BACK OF CANVAS / Washington’s Little Band

en verso on label on upper stretcher: Original Illustration from / Washington” / by Lucy Foster Madison / “It was a period of intense anxiety. At / length, however, he succeeded in getting his savage / allies off with him.” / Property of / The Penn Publishing Company Philadelphia

Exhibitions: 1926 WSFA; 1931 FES
Comments: NT 4×5; TP Texas 6-02-06; form 6-04-06; relined
index; edit
Provenance: Artist; Schoonover Studios, Ltd., Wilmington, Delaware; Alan Goffman, Philadelphia (March 23, 1986); American Illustrators Gallery, New York [1990]; Collection of Suzanne and Joel Sugg