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    Frank Earle Schoonover (American, 1877-1972)
    "He swing his rifle out over a forked limb and let it settle in the crotch." Bar-20 Range Yards, Part VIII -- Roping a Rustler, The Outing Magazine interior illustration, May 1907
    Oil on canvas
    36 x 24 inches (91.4 x 61.0 cm)
    Signed and dated lower right: Schoonover / 06


    Sotheby Parke-Bernet, New York, April 21, 1978, lot 45 (as Hopalong Takes Command);
    Acquired by the present owner from the above.

    Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, "Frank E. Schoonover Illustrator," September 8-November 18, 1979;
    Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators, New York, "Frank Schoonover," July 11-August 11, 2001.

    C.E. Mulford, "Bar-20 Range Yarns, Part VIII--Roping a Rustler," The Outing Magazine, New York, May 1907, p. 175, illustrated;
    C.E. Mulford, Bar-20: Being a Record of Certain Happenings that Occurred in the Otherwise Peaceful Lives of One Hopalong Cassidy and his Companions on the Range, New York, 1907, p. 178, illustrated;
    Brandywine River Museum, Frank E. Schoonover Illustrator, exhibition catalogue, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, 1979, p. 28, illustrated;
    J. Schoonover, L. Schoonover Smith, L. Dean, Frank E. Schoonover Catalogue Raisonné, Vol. II, New Castle, Delaware, 2009, n.p., no. 287;
    J.G. Cutler and L.S. Cutler, Howard Pyle: His Students & the Golden Age of American Illustration, Newport, Rhode Island, 2017, p. 142, illustrated;
    S.I. Grand, Selections from the Sordoni Collection: American Illustration & Comic Art, exhibition catalogue, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, 2018, pp. 88-89, 157, no. 40, 68, illustrated.

    Condition Report*: Wax-lined canvas; a few scattered spots of minor craquelure; under UV light, there appears to be careful tiny touches of inpaint beneath figure’s boot and two more notable spots in lower right quadrant.
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    Auction Dates
    May, 2019
    3rd Friday
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