|FES Title:||Progressive Farmer – Raleigh, NC. Cover drawing – Pickett’s Charge|
|Alternate Titles:||Pickett’s Charge
|Size:||36″H x 49″W|
|Published:|| Progressive Farmer and Southern Ruralist, July 1938: cover.
“Sketch Book…featuring the work of outstanding Delaware artists.” Dateline Delaware, September-October, 1960: 27.
Schoonover, Cortlandt. Frank Schoonover, Illustrator of the North American Frontier. New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1976: 168.
|Inscription:||lr: Frank E. Schoonover / ’38|
|Comments:|| NT 4×5 ; form 4-07; index;
Note: The 11th New Jersey Volunteers, led by the artist’s father, Col. John Schoonover, ‘held the brunt of the attack’. [check info]
|Commentary:||Schoonover authenticated his work with research: “March 7 – A telephone call from Raleigh. Dr. Clarence Pae talking about cover drawing – Pickett’s Charge…March 20 -To Washington – Smithsonian for information.” (day books)|
|Provenance:||Sold by artist to Philip D. Laird, Wilmington, Delaware (April 5, 1940); descended in the family to Lydia Chichester Laird, New Castle, Delaware; Delaware Historical Society of Delaware, Wilmington, Delaware ; private collection|