Swiss Family Robinson


FES # 1017


FES Title: Boy and Flamingo
Alternate Titles: Swiss Family Robinson

[1928, 1931]; The Flamingo Trail [1931]; Fritz Striding with Flamingo [1996]

Date: 04/21/1921
Size: 36″H x 28″W
Medium: oil-on-canvas
Type: illustration
Published: Wyss, David. The Swiss Family Robinson, illustrated with Louis Rhead. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1921: dust jacket, cover, frontispiece.
no caption______. New York: Blue Ribbon Books, c. 1921: cover, frontispiece.
no caption______. New York: Books, Inc., c. 1921: frontispiece.
no caption

Hearn, Michael Patrick, Trinkett Clark, and Henry Nichols Blake Clark. Myth Magic and Mystery: One Hundred Years of American Children’s Book Illustration, Published in cooperation with The Chrysler Museum of Art. Boulder, CO: Roberts Rinehart, 1996: 144.
caption: #156 Fritz Striding with Flamingo.

Yolen, Jane. “Beloved Childhood Images.” Realms of Fantasy, June 1996: 63.
caption: Fritz Striding with Flamingo

Smith, Louise Schoonover. “The Art of Frank E. Schoonover.” Illustration, July 2003: 25.
caption: Swiss Family Robinson (cover), 1921. Oil on canvas, 36″ x 28″. Daybook #1017. Private collection.

Inscription: lr: F.E. Schoonover / ’21
Exhibitions: 1928 LA Public; 1931 FES; 1931 WSFA; 1939 Syracuse; 1996 Myth (catalog)
Comments: TP 3/01; non-trany 4×5; index; edit 11/06; verso not accessible
Commentary: This painting received the prize for Best Illustration at the 1931 Eighteenth Annual Exhibition – Delaware Artists, Pupils of Howard Pyle, Members of the Society, The Wilmington Society of the Fine Arts.
Schoonover used his son, Cortlandt, as the model for the boy. (day books)
Provenance: Artist; Helen L. Card, Latentdorf Bookshop, New York (circa 1962); Mr. and Mrs. Harold H. Bottdorf, Wilmington, Delaware; Schoonover Studios, Ltd., Wilmington, Delaware; private collection