FES Title:
Alternate Titles: The Monk (1899, 1986)
Date: 1899
Size: 30″H x 15″W
Medium: oil-on-canvas
Type: student picture
Published: Drexel University Museum. Frank E. Schoonover at Drexel: Illustration and the Academic Tradition 1892-1903. Philadelphia: Drexel University, 1986: 35.
caption: 25. The Monk
Annotations: ll: Student work
lm: Painted as a student / Drexel Institute
Exhibitions: 1899 Drexel Spring; 1986 FES Drexel (catalog)
Comments: cleaned – relined – restretched – reframed; edit
sp144>sp65; index
Commentary: The Monk, inscribed 1898, must date from the fall Illustration Class. It was exhibited in the School of Illustration June 1899 exhibition under the category Class in Draped Model…the figure is static, standing quietly at rest. Painted in somber oils, with a darkened and undefined background, Schoonover has captured the quiet, contemplative life of a man of inaction.” (Drexel University Museum, 35)
Provenance: Private collection