Running Rapids in Outrigger Dugout
FES Title: Running Rapids in outrigger dugout.
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Date: 12/15/1928
Size: 28″H x 38″W
Medium: oil-cotton-canvas
Type: illustration
Published: Harriman, E.E. “Splintershin Camp.” The Youth’s Companion, March 1929: 123.
caption: The rapids were terrible. Among the rocks roared torrents of white water lashed into foam. Jimmy yelled to the brothers to grab hold and hang on like grim death.
Inscription: ll: FES
Comments: DAM 6/04; form 2-13-06; digital 8-02-06; form 8/2/06; index; edit
Commentary: A noted illustrator and contemporary of Schoonover’s, went to settle some accounts
[circa 1930] at the offices of The Youth’s Companion magazine which was discontinuing publication. The managing editor explained that there were unclaimed originals for The Youth’s Companion illustrations in a back room and if he wanted any, to ‘help himself’. The artist looked at the piles of canvases and chose this one. He gave it to his son [current owner] as a gift.
Provenance: Sold by artist to The Youth’s Companion; private collection; Guyette and Deeter, Inc., Lot 84(February 18, 2017)