The Flash of Powder
FES Title:
[no title entered in day books]
Alternate Titles: Questers of the Desert [1993]
Date: 02/09/1925
Size: 38″H x 29″W
Medium: oil-cotton-canvas
Type: illustration
Published: Schultz, James Willard. “Questers of the Desert.” The American Boy, May 1925: 15.
caption: The flash of powder revealed a painted and shirtless Indian toppling backward from the ladder.

Schultz, James Willard. Questers of the Desert. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1925: facing 138.
caption: I began firing down the slant of the ladder in front of me.

Inscription: ll: F.E. Schoonover / ’25
Annotations: en verso on label on stretcher: “Illustration / for installment ‘The Questers’ Feb. 25 / p. 37 chapter 7 #1356” / old inventory # verso 9310 / / listed on May 1980 inventory as / “Indian Scaling Wall” / / This painting was reproduced as an / illustration for “Questers of the / Desert” by James Willard Schultz, with / illustrations by Frank E. Schoonover, / published by Houghton Mifflin Company in 1925, p. 139.

Exhibitions: 1993 Eiteljorg
Comments: digital 8/28/03; form 8/28/03; index; edit 6/07;
4×5 transparency by Michael Gould [Boston, MA]4-06;
Per Houghton Mifflin: “I began firing down the slant / of the ladder in front of me.” / oil on canvas / 38 x 29 inches / signed lower left F.E. Schoonover ’25.
Commentary: This image was painted over #1336. (day books)
Provenance: Artist; Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, Massachusetts