|“Kill Me Now!” Cried Renfrew. “And You’ll Be Hanged.”
|FES Title:||“Kill me now,” cried Renfrew “And you’ll be hanged. With a cry Hellward Shalter dashed at him to hurl him from the cliff. Renfrew flung himself away from the precipice – falling to the ground at the rope’s end.|
|Size:||34″H x 38″W|
|Published:|| Erskine, Laurie York. “Red Riders.” The American Boy–Youth’s Companion, July 1932: 27.
caption: With a manic cry, Shalter dashed at Renfrew to hurl him from the precipice.
|Inscription:||lr: F.E. Schoonover / ’32|
|Annotations:|| en verso: 1904
en verso on label on stretcher: April 1932 / illustration for — Red Riders / “Kill me now,” cried Renfrew “and you’ll be hanged.” / With a cry, Hellward Shalter dashed at him to hurl him from the cliff. Renfrew flung himself away from / the precipice, falling
|Comments:|| digital 6-09-05 Florida trip; index; form 4/10/07; edit
|Commentary:||This painting was rescued by current owner’s father when he went to make an appraisal of some property at ‘The Timbers,’ a boys camp located on Mullet Lake near Topinabee, Michigan. The camp was scheduled for demolition. This painting and two other’s by Schoonover (as well as 7 other original illustrations) were being used as window coverings. The appraiser offered $5 for each of the 10 and the offer was accepted.|
|Provenance:||‘The Timbers’ Boys Camp, Mullet Lake, Topinabee, Michigan; Earl E. Styles, Gaylord, Michigan; Stanley S. Styles, Gaylord, Michigan; Collection of Greg and Glenda Styles|