Pickett’s Charge
FES Title: Progressive Farmer – Raleigh, NC. Cover drawing – Pickett’s Charge
Alternate Titles: Pickett’s Charge
Date: 03/25/1938
Size: 36″H x 49″W
Medium: oil-on-Best
Type: subject painting
Published: Progressive Farmer and Southern Ruralist, July 1938: cover.
[no caption]

“Sketch Book…featuring the work of outstanding Delaware artists.” Dateline Delaware, September-October, 1960: 27.
caption: “Pickett’s Charge at Gettysburg, from Cemetery Hill to Cemetery Ridge”. The 11th New Jersey Volunteers, led by the artist’s father, held the brunt of the attack.

Schoonover, Cortlandt. Frank Schoonover, Illustrator of the North American Frontier. New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1976: 168.
caption: Pickett’s Charge

Inscription: lr: Frank E. Schoonover / ’38
Exhibitions: 1977 FES
Comments: NT 4×5 [3]; 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 [1976]; private collection