It Was a Pretty Fight
FES Title: “The Fight in The Boat. Chap. 23- Pg 220 “It was a pretty fight: They were at him with the oars – and he with nothing but his sword.”
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Date: 04/02/1930
Size: 30.125″H x 20.125″W
Medium: oil-on-canvas
Type: illustration
Published: Sublette, C.M. The Scarlet Cockerel. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1931: 220.
caption: They were at him with the oars, and he with nothing but a sword

The Sewell C. Biggs Collection of American Art: A Catalogue. Dover, DE: Biggs Museum of American Art, 2002: 407.
caption: The Fight in the Boat

Inscription: lr: Frank E. Schoonover / ’31
Comments: TP 8/28/01; index; edit
Commentary: Schoonover kept a separate account of all the times he worked on the illustrations for Scarlet Cockerel. He began on Saturday afternoon, February 14, 1931, with “home sketches.” Two months later, on April 9th, he began work again on this series, starting with this illustration of the fight in the boat as his first effort. He finished it on the 14th, and then worked during most of April and May in the evenings to complete the series, finishing the last one on May 29th. (archives)
Provenance: Mrs. Hubbard; Sewell C. Biggs, Middletown, Delaware; Sewell C. Biggs Museum of American Art, Dover, Delaware