|As Darkness Settled Over the North Country
|FES Title:||As darkness settled over the north country, a little fire twinkled in the bush, and the odor of sizzling bacon & liver permeated the cozy camp|
|Alternate Titles:||As Darkness Settled
|Size:||40″H x 28″W|
|Published:|| Hendryx, James B. “The Trail in the Snow.” The American Boy, March 1921: 11.
caption: As Darkness Settled Over the North Country, a Little Fire Twinkled in the Bush, and the Odor of Sizzling Bacon and Frying Liver Permeated the Cozy Camp.
Hendryx, James B. Connie Morgan in the Fur Country. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1921: cover, 182.
Schoonover, Frank E. The Edge of the Wilderness, edited by Cortlandt Schoonover. Toronto: Methuen, 1974: 63.
Brandywine River Museum. Frank E. Schoonover, Illustrator. Chadds Ford, PA: Brandywine River Museum, 1979: 339, 44.
|Inscription:||lm: Frank E. Schoonover / ’21|
|Annotations:||en verso on liner on Brandywine River Museum label: FES Illustrator / 9/7 -11/18, 1979 / As Darkness Settled Over the North Country / o/canvas 1920 / DAM Long term loan from / [private collection]|
|Exhibitions:||1969 FES; 1977 FES; 1979 Artists of the Brandywine; 1979 FES (catalog)|
|Comments:||TP 1/15/02; form 2/24/03; NT 4×5; index edit|
|Commentary:||In discussing this day book number, Schoonover wrote: “About a year ago when I reached 940, I began to wonder what sort of a picture I would be painting for the thousandth. Now there isn’t anything magic about that number 1,000, but it sort of marks a long period of work – kind of a monument that one erects for himself…I wanted that thousandth picture to be one of the open, an out-of-doors illustration – perhaps something of Canada…but when number 995 came and then number 999, I realized that I was so busy there just wasn’t time to stop and make a special 1,000th one, so I let the picture…come as it happened to in natural progression. So it was that Connie and ‘Merican Joe drew the big round number. And it was very fortunate…for I painted my own Canadian Wood life into the illustration…I had real fun painting this picture…The camp you see in the illustration is just the same sort of a ‘one night home’ I have made many times in the far northland.” (Schoonover, Frank E. “Bringing the Outdoors In”, The American Boy, March 1921:10)|
|Provenance:||Sold by the artist to Mrs. Willard Springer, Wilmington, Delaware (1969 exhibition); private collection (prior to 1979)|