My Canoe Is All My Good
FES Title: His light canoe – frail as a petal, yet able to carry several tons of freight – followed the long line of Lake Superior etc.
Alternate Titles: His Light Canoe
Date: 09/22/1932
Size: 24″H x 28″W
Medium: oil-on-canvas
Type: illustration
Published: Skinner, Constance Lindsay. “My Canoe Is All My Good.” Junior Red Cross Journal, April 1933: 175.
caption: In the wilderness he found a larger freedom
Inscription: lr: Frank E. Schoonover / ’32 / To Marianna duPont June 10 – 1933 F.E.S.
Comments: TP 1/15/02; index; edit
Commentary: Author Constance Lindsay Skinner wrote: “I am more or less enraptured with the Schoonover, and with the set up altogether. When Schoonover draws a canoe, he draws both a canoe and a dream…
[I am] expressing my delight over the combinations of canoes, water, air, pines and voyagers, which are Mr. Schoonover’s special gifts from God to magazine readers.” (included in a letter on April 7, 1935 to Schoonover from Julia Wright Stewart)
A small sketch of the composition is drawn in the day books.
Provenance: Given by artist to Marianna duPont (June 10, 1933); private collection [1995]