|Red Blanket Sail
|FES Title:||Indian = Red Blanket Sail|
|Alternate Titles:||With a fair wind, they sail across the lake to the Hudson Bay Post
|Size:||40″H x 32″W|
|Published:|| Country Gentleman, May 1927: cover.
Swan, Oliver G. Frontier Days. Philadelphia: Macrae-Smith Company, 1928: facing 490.
Swan, Oliver G. ed. Covered Wagon Days. New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1928: facing 254.
Cooper, James Fenimore. The Pathfinder. New York: Grosset and Dunlap, n.d.: dust jacket.
Pitz, Henry C. “Frank E. Schoonover: An Exemplar of the Pyle Tradition.” American Artist, November 1964: 66.
Schoonover, Frank E. The Edge of the Wilderness, edited by Cortlandt Schoonover. Toronto: Methuen, 1974: 65.
|Inscription:||ll: Frank E. Schoonover / ’27|
|Annotations:||en verso: Pd 2-17-27|
|Exhibitions:||1927 WSFA; 1931 FES; 1934 Wesleyan; 2006 HSD|
|Comments:||digital 10/9/04; form 10/9/04; NT 4×5; index; edit|
|Commentary:||“During this time, a fair wind began blowing and I abandoned my fishing to rig a sail which we stretched across two birch poles, In the planning stages of this expedition, I had procured a large piece of bright red silk just for this sail as I knew it would help us with some of the long, hard paddling. It will also print a colorful picture in my mind for future reference in a painting or two.” (Schoonover, 44)|
|Provenance:||Sold by the artist to R. G. Woodbridge, III (May 25, 1937); inherited by Margaret Woodbridge Chadwick, Wilmington, Delaware; private collection|