|The Wagon Train
|FES Title:||3rd Instalment
[sic] Mighty Horizon — May 1936 no. 2129 Early in August 1834, the Joel Nesmith emigrant train of sixty-three wagons three months out from Independance and close to a thousand miles along the Oregon trail, came up from the Sweetwater
|Size:||50″H x 54″W|
|Published:|| Case, Robert Ormond. “The Ninety and Nine.” Country Gentleman, August 1936: 9.
caption: Early in August the Nesmith immigrant train came into a sun-baked demesne devoid of water, grass or life
Pitz, Henry C. “Frank E Schoonover: An Exemplar of the Pyle Tradition.” American Artist, November 1964: 69.
Egan, Ferol. The El Dorado Trail: the Story of the Gold Rush Routes across Mexico. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1984: cover.
Duffus, R. L. The Santa Fe Trail. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1972: cover.
Schoonover, Cortlandt. Frank E. Schoonover, Illustrator of the North American Frontier. New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1976: 108.
Stewart, Rick. Vision of the West. Dallas: Dallas Museum of Art, 1986: 33. (catalog)
Zellman, Michael David, compiler. 300 Years of American Art. Secaucus, NJ; Secaucus Press, 1987: 744.
Snodgrass, Mary Ellen. Encyclopedia of Frontier Literature. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997: cover.
|Inscription:||lr: Frank E. Schoonover / ’36|
|Comments:|| index; [good image in FES book] as per daybook: on landscape linen Weber 115;
|Commentary:||A humorous visual image arises from the daybook entry for this painting: “Delivered – June 1st Hard time taking up. High wind. Picture blown off car twice.”|
|Provenance:||Mongerson, Chicago, Illinois (April 1976); Folsom Investments, Inc., Addison, Texas ; Christie’s, New York (May 22, 1991); private collection|