(1383) The Deerslayer

The Deerslayer
FES Title: Harry with Indian
Alternate Titles:
Date: 05/14/1925
Size: 36″H x 28″W
Medium: oil-Russian-Linen
Type: illustration
Published: Cooper, James Fenimore. The Deerslayer, illustrated with Louis Rhead. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1926: cover, dust jacket, frontispiece.

______. New York: Blue Ribbon Books, c. 1926: cover, frontispiece.

______. New York: Books Inc., c. 1926: frontispiece.

Inscription: lr: F.E. Schoonover / ’26
Comments: index; edit
May 6 1st start 28×36 S.P. Smooth / May 8 2nd start 28×36 Russian (day books).
Commentary: Schoonover began this painting on May 6th on Single Prime Smooth canvas. He then decided to start again on May 8th, this time on Russian canvas. Both canvases were the same size. (day books)
On December 26, 1924 the artist received a letter from A.W. Rushmore, the Vice President of Harper & Brothers, who wrote:
“I have just received a note from Louis Rhead calling my attention to the fact that Wyeth (N.C.) is doing a “Deerslayer” for Scribner, to come out next year.
This will give us an interesting opportunity to make a comparison of the Schoonover and Wyeth treatment, and I know in advance which will be the best.
Enclosed is a clipping notice of the Scribner edition. Do your darnedest, old skeezix.” (archives, correspondence)
Provenance: Not known

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