Mitch Was Halted by the Sound of Voices
FES Title: About to turn into the clearing – Mitch was halted by the sound of voices.
Alternate Titles: “Mitch”
Date: 02/1941
Size: 19″H x 29.5″W
Medium: oil-on-gesso-board
Type: illustration
Published: Erskine, Laurie York. “The Case of Constable Connery.” The American Boy–Youth’s Companion, April 1941: 11.
caption: Mitch was halted by the sounds of voices, and one made his blood run cold.
Inscription: ll: Frank E. Schoonover 1941
Annotations: en verso: Engraver: This drawing is on gesso Do not use Vaseline or varnish – Handle by frame per publishers instructions
en verso on label on stretcher: Left page.- / p 2 mss. About to turn into this / clearing, Mitch was halted by the / sound of voices / caption for this inserted lunette….
[#2283] / “…any time I want to, I can kill you / just as dead as if I shot you with / a gun.
Comments: original size 33×33 cut down to 19×29.5
TP 2/28/02; Form 1/30/03; NT 4×5 [2]; index; form 4-07;
Commentary: A lunette, #2283, was originally on the same 33″ x 33″ board with this painting, as shown by a small diagram in the day books, but it was cut down.
Provenance: Artist; Helen L. Card, Latentdorf Bookshop, New York (October 28, 1962); Brandywine Fantasy Gallery, Kenilworth, Illinois; Brandywine Spirit Art, ; Collection of Richard P. DeVictor, Kendall Park, New Jersey; Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph B. Lange [2006]