Eskimo Fishing Through the Ice
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Date: 1900
Size: 20.25″H x 15.5″W
Medium: charcoal-on-paper
Type: student picture
Published: Drexel University Museum. Frank E. Schoonover at Drexel: Illustration and the Academic Tradition 1892-1903. Philadelphia: Drexel University, 1986: 60.
caption: Eskimo Fishing Through Ice
Inscription: lm: Frank E. Schoonover
Exhibitions: 1986 FES Drexel (catalog)
Comments: form 12/10/07; index; edit
Commentary: “In this drawing, Schoonover inserts a more exotic fisherman than before, an Eskimo, and views him from above in a bird’s-eye perspective. For these reasons, the drawing may date as late as 1903, during or after his trip to Canada, indicative of the mature work of an accomplished artist, rather than the less knowledgeable, earlier attempts at rendering figures in a landscape.” (Drexel University Museum, 55)
Provenance: Artist; Richard P. DeVictor, Kendall Park, New Jersey; Doe Run Valley Books, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania; The Bob Timberlake Collection, Lexington, North Carolina; Brunk’s Auction, Asheville, North Carolina (July 15-16, 2006); private collection