The Spirit of the Old Colonists
FES Title: the Old Colonists
Alternate Titles: Spirit of the Colonists (1980, 2001); The Old Colonists
Date: 08/29/1924
Size: 36.25″H x 30.25″W
Medium: oil_single-prime-lincanvas
Type: illustration
Published: Madison, Lucy Foster. Washington. Philadelphia: The Penn Publishing Company, 1925: facing 300.
caption: The Spirit of the Old Colonists

Schoonover, Cortlandt. Frank Schoonover, Illustrator of the North American Frontier. New York, Watson-Guptill Publications, 1976: 132.
caption: The Spirit of the Colonists

Adventures in Art The Brandywine Artists: Masters of Storytelling through Illustration. Pensacola, FL: Pensacola Museum of Art, 2001: cover, 2. [catalog] caption: The Spirit of the Old Colonists

Arpin, Gary Q. “The Revolutionary Period: The Age of Reason.” from Holt Literature and Language Arts, Mastering the California Standards, Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking Fifth Course, Essentials of American Literature, by G. Kylene Beers, Lee Odell and Gary Q. Arpin. Austin: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, c.2003: 65.
caption: The Spirit of the Colonists

Inscription: lr: Frank E. Schoonover / ’24
Annotations: en verso paper on stretcher: Washington #1316 July [1924] / The Spirit of the Old Colonists for Chap 26-30

Separate matted and framed colophon typewritten with signature of artist: This painting of “The Spirit of the Old Colonies” / is herewith inscribed to Mr. Harry W. Lynch by the artist / Frank E. Schoonover
en verso: Colophon April 22, 1965

Exhibitions: 1943 Warner (title unverified); 1965 Gift Horse; 1977 FES (title unverified); 1980 Lancaster; 2001 FES; 2001 Pensacola (catalog)
Comments: TP 8/28/01; form 2/4/03\6/5/07(new owner); color 4×5 negative; index; edit
Commentary: This painting was apparently included in the Third Annual Exhibitions, Philadelphia Art Weeks Association in Philadelphia, May 2-10, year unknown.
Provenance: Artist; Gift Horse, West Chester, Pennsylvania [1965]; Harry Lynch, Wilmington, Delaware (April 22, 1965); Lynch Family Collection