|Strange Visitors Who Had Come Ashore on a Raft in the Night|
|FES Title:||Double Spread for Title – Black – with Red from pg. 7 mss. How did this white man know all about the strange visitors who had come ashore on a raft in the night.|
|Alternate Titles:||The Indians Were Impressed; What the White Man Knew|
|Size:||34″H x 38″W|
|Published:|| Erskine, Laurie York. “The Cruise of the Jackdaw.” The American Boy–Youth’s Companion, October 1934: 8.|
caption: The Indians were impressed. How did this white man know all about the strange visitors who had come ashore in the night?
Schmidt, Dorey. “Dear Editor: Dear Frank:” The American Magazine 1880-1940. Wilmington: Delaware Art Museum, 1979: 48.
|Inscription:||lr: Frank E. Schoonover|
|Annotations:||en verso in black paint: 2050|
|Comments:|| BRM #74.2|
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|Commentary:|| In a letter to the artist on June 15, 1934, The American Boy magazine Art Editor writes, “Here is another Renfrew story – ‘The Cruise of the Jackdaw.’ The story opens on the left hand page. For the opening two facing pages we want a double-page red and black spread. By double spread, we mean not a single illustration split across the two pages, but a composition the equivalent of two illustrations taking advantage of the double-page space. / For the third page, left hand, we want a single black and white piece.” (archives, correspondence)|
This painting was used as the left side of the double spread. See #2051 for the right side.
|Provenance:||Artist; Clubhouse Gallery, Media, Pennsylvania ; John R. Schoonover, Wilmington, Delaware; Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. Gift of John R. Schoonover |