(1831) “At Present, My Lord, I Like Not the Color of Your Lordship’s Coat”

“At Present, My Lord, I Like Not the Color of Your Lordship’s Coat”
FES Title: Chapter VIII At present my lord I like not the color of your Lordship’s cloak
Alternate Titles:
Date: 03/26/1931
Size: 32″H x 24.25″W
Medium: oil-on-Linen-canvas
Type: illustration
Published: Johnston, Mary. To Have and To Hold. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1931: facing 62.
caption: ‘I could make it more to my liking,’ and I touched his genoa three-pile with the point of my rapier

Schoonover, Cortlandt. Frank Schoonover, Illustrator of the North American Frontier. New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1976: 165.
caption: The Barque Flitmore

Inscription: lr: F.E. Schoonover / ’31
Annotations: en verso on stretcher: …Illustration for no. 1831. / …”T H and T H” From Chapter 8 / … Page 74 of book. / … I interrupted him – “At present, my lord, I / like not the color of your lordships cloak.”
Comments: sky slightly altered
TP 2/26/03; form 2/27/03; index; edit
Commentary: The current owner reveals the following history about this work: “My father went to Frank Schoonover’s studio with the idea of buying a painting. He liked this one, but he was not happy with the sky, certain parts of the ship, and the parts of the canvas that were unpainted. He spoke to the Mr. Schoonover about all of it. Together they decided on changes that needed to be made and Mr. Schoonover repainted parts of it to be the painting that you see today. My father was very happy with the result.”
In the book by C. Schoonover, the author erroneously attributes this painting to the story “The Barque Flitmore” for which Schoonover actually did paintings #2182 and #2183.
Provenance: Sold by artist to private collection; descended in family to private collection


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