|Tex and Patches
|FES Title:||U.S. Printing And Litho Co., For Colt Arms, changing size and general color scheme of Rex “Randerson on Patches”|
|Size:||41.5″H x 24.5″W|
|Published:|| Colt’s Patent Firearms Company, (Poster) November 1926.
Drago, Sinclair. Desert Water. New York: The Macauley Co., 1933: spine.
Serven, James E. Colt Firearms. Harrisburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1954: 160.
Schoonover, Cortlandt. Frank Schoonover, Illustrator of the North American Frontier. New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1976: dust jacket and 52.
Grey, Zane. The Ranger and Other Stories. Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library, 1979: 2.
[Skinner’s. “Military and Political Ephemera at Skinner’s.” Antique & The Arts Weekly, 21 February 1986: 30.
caption: Tex and Patches ] [not included in Catalogue Raisonne]
Rattenbury, Richard. The Art of American Arms Makers Marketing Guns, Ammunition and Western Adventure During the Golden Age of Illustration. Oklahoma City, OK: National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 2004.
|Inscription:||lr: Frank E. Schoonover / ’25|
|Annotations:||en verso on side of wooden backing in Frank E. Schoonover’s handwriting:Tex Randerson on Patches Frank E. Schoonover|
|Comments:|| Trany [owner sent]; Form 2/21/03; index; edit
|Commentary:|| This painting is the altered version of #733. It was originally 36″ by 27,” but Schoonover was told that it needed to be 41.5 by 24.75 in order to facilitate printing. He was finally able to stretch the canvas to its present size to meet the requirement.
Schoonover also wrote a story about the image. It was to be distributed with six different documented posters showing versions of the original. Several versions of the poster were included in the exhibition,The Art of American Arms Makers Marketing Guns, Ammunition and Western Adventure During the Golden Age of Illustration, at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City (February 14 – May 16, 2004). See numbers 1419sa-1419sg for sketches.
|Provenance:||Sold by artist to John and Lucy Epstein, Wilmington, Delaware; Margaret Bunting, Mt. Shasta, California; C. Wesley Cowan, Cincinnati, Ohio (June 14, 2000); private collection|