The Pirate
FES Title:
Alternate Titles: Costume Study
[1972]; Costume Study – Pirate [1980]
Date: 1899
Size: 23.25″H x 14.25″W
Medium: charcoal-and-pastel-on-pape
Type: student picture
Published: Howard Pyle: A Teacher, The Formal Years. Chadds Ford, PA: The Brandywine Conservancy, 1980: 6.
caption: Costume Study – Pirate

Drexel University Museum. Frank E. Schoonover at Drexel: Illustration and the Academic Tradition 1892-1903. Philadelphia: Drexel University, 1986: 34.
caption: 24. The Pirate

Inscription: lr: Frank E. Schoonover
Exhibitions: 1972 BRM; 1980 BRM (catalog); 1986 FES Drexel (catalog)
Comments: Drexel study; index; edit
Commentary: Here, “Schoonover heightens the air of the mystery this pirate possesses by placing him on a dark ground. This context serves to enhance the dramatic quality of the drawing and allows the highlights to standout. Schoonover further emphacizes the highlights through the use of white chalk – on the silver belt buckle, the gold earring, and the brass buttons.” (Drexel University Museum, 24)
Provenance: John R. Schoonover, Wilmington, Delaware (1972 BRM); Schoonover Studios, Ltd., Wilmington, Delaware (1980 BRM); Edward R. Burka, Worton, Maryland (1986 Drexel Show); private collection