Train Scene
FES Title:
Alternate Titles: Train
Date: 1899
Size: 23.75″H x 17.25″W
Medium: charcoal-and-oil-pastel-on-
Type: student picture
Published: Drexel University Museum. Frank E. Schoonover at Drexel: Illustration and the Academic Tradition 1892-1903. Philadelphia: Drexel University, 1986: 45.
caption: 38. Train
Inscription: lr: F.E. Schoonover
Exhibitions: 1986 FES Drexel (catalog)
Comments: TP 5/15/03; Form 5/15/03; index; edit
Commentary: Schoonover had a penchant for trains. He rode daily from Trenton to Drexel in Philadelphia during the school years, often having to flag the express with a flag on a stick. In this charcoal drawing featuring the train passing men working by the tracks, he “employs highlights of white and the increasingly familiar Schoonover red. He also strongly emphasizes the diagonal perspective of the train on its tracks.” (Drexel University Museum, 44)
For further commentary, see #sw27 and #sw79.
Provenance: Given by artist to private collection