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
[1927]; Red Blanket Sail and a Fair Wind [1934]
Date: 02/15/1927
Size: 40″H x 32″W
Medium: oil_single-prime-canvas
Type: illustration
Published: Country Gentleman, May 1927: cover.
no caption

Swan, Oliver G. Frontier Days. Philadelphia: Macrae-Smith Company, 1928: facing 490.
caption: A Blanket, Tied to the Upper Ends of Two Poles Placed V Shape in the Bow, Makes a Splendid Sailing Craft of a Canoe

Swan, Oliver G. ed. Covered Wagon Days. New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1928: facing 254.
caption: A Blanket, Tied to the Upper Ends of Two Poles Placed V Shaped in the Bow, Makes Splendid Sailing Craft of a Canoe

Cooper, James Fenimore. The Pathfinder. New York: Grosset and Dunlap, n.d.: dust jacket.
no caption

Pitz, Henry C. “Frank E. Schoonover: An Exemplar of the Pyle Tradition.” American Artist, November 1964: 66.
caption: Cover illustration in oil for Country Gentleman, 1927

Schoonover, Frank E. The Edge of the Wilderness, edited by Cortlandt Schoonover. Toronto: Methuen, 1974: 65.
caption: Red Blanket Sail

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