(1781) It’s Partly This Gambling Spirit

It’s Partly This Gambling Spirit
FES Title: Double spread vignette on canvas / It’s partly this gambling spirit – that gives to the fur industry much of the glamour it had in the days of the voyageurs.
Alternate Titles: Voyageur and Fur Brigade
[1933]; Indians Trading
Date: 06/28/1930
Size: 30″H x 33″W
Medium: oil-on-canvas
Type: illustration
Published: Hambidge, Gove. “The End of the Trap Line.” Country Gentleman, September 1930: 4.
caption: The fur industry still has much of the glamour it had in the old days of the voyageurs

Schoonover, Frank E. The Edge of the Wilderness, edited by Cortlandt Schoonover. Toronto: Methuen, 1974: 143.
caption: The Barter

Inscription: ll: F.E.S. / ’30
Annotations: en verso on label on stretcher: 70.16 / Frank E. Schoonover /Indians Trading / gift of Samuel B. Bird / Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art / Cornell University / Ithaca-New York

en verso on Schoonover’s typed label: Illustration for June 1930. no.1781-1782 / The End of the Trap Line (Double spread-vignette) / “It is partly this gambling spirit that still gives / the fur industry much of the glamour it had in the / days of the ‘voyageurs’

en verso on typed label on stretcher: These two paintings were made for / The Country Gentleman / of the Curtis Publishing Company / for an article written by Gove Hambridge / published latter part of 1930 / The story was called “The End of the Trap Line” / and the captions are indicated by the lables [sic] / on the stretchers.

Exhibitions: 1933 WSFA
Comments: double spread; digital image and permission 2001; LSS in person 8/03; index; #70.016; edit
Commentary: This is the left side of a double spread. See #1782 for the right side.
Provenance: Sold by artist to Samuel B. Bird; Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. Gift of Samuel B. Bird [1970]


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