Drummer Boy
FES Title:
Alternate Titles: Drummer Boy, A Chadds Ford Study
Date: 1899
Size: 36″H x 23.125″W
Medium: oil-on-canvas
Type: student painting
Published: Brandywine River Museum. The Brandywine Heritage: Howard Pyle, N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, James Wyeth. Chadds Ford, PA: Brandywine River Museum; distributed by New York Graphic Society, Greenwich, CT, 1971: 37, 40.
caption: Drummer Boy, A Chadds Ford Study

Schoonover, Cortlandt. Frank Schoonover, Illustrator of the North American Frontier. New York, Watson-Guptill Publications, 1976: 130.
caption: Drummer Boy

“The War Comes to Chester County.” West Chester (PA) Daily Local News, 9 September 1976: 2.
caption: ‘The Drummer Boy’ by Frank Schoonover is one of the works in the Chester County Art Center Bicentennial exhibition. It is one of the works of county artists used to illustrate this, the fifth, of the special editions published by the Daily Local News.

Brandywine River Museum. Frank E. Schoonover, Illustrator. Chadds Ford, PA: Brandywine River Museum, 1979: 6, 47.
caption: Drummer Boy, circa 1899

Howard Pyle: A Teacher, The Formal Years. Chadds Ford, PA: The Brandywine Conservancy, 1980: n.p.
no caption

Brandywine River Museum. Catalogue of the Collection 1969-89. Chadds Ford, PA: Brandywine Conservancy, 1991: 171. [not pictured]

Reed, Walt. The Illustrator in America 1860-2000. New York: The Society of Illustrators, 2001: 119.
caption: Drummer Boy, painted by Schoonover circa 1899, while he was still a student of Howard Pyle, unpublished; Collection of the Brandywine River Museum, Margaret I. Handy Memorial Fund.

Inscription: ll: Frank E. Schoonover
Exhibitions: 1967 Gift Horse; 1971 BRM (catalog); 1972 BRM; 1976 Chester County; 1977 FES; 1979 FES (catalog); 1980 BRM (catalog)
Comments: BRM #78.1; NT from BRM 12/02; index; edit
Commentary: Schoonover and others at the Pyle Summer School in 1899 painted this Colonial scene created by Pyle’s models in period dress.
See related photograph of Schoonover posing in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. (#sw83p)
Provenance: Artist; The Gift Horse, West Chester, Pennsylvania (1967; inventory October 11, 1968); Cortlandt Schoonover , Middletown, Delaware (circa 1972); John Schoonover, Wilmington, Delaware; Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. The Dr. Margaret I. Handy Memorial Fund [1978]