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Clarence Mulford's character Hopalong Cassidy appeared in a series of cowboy adventures. Here, Schoonover shows the shortened leg that gave Hopalong his nickname. The weather-beaten and cantankerous cowboy was transformed into a suavely handsome figure in his later Hollywood film and television persona.

After his study with Howard Pyle, New Jersey native Frank Schoonover lived and worked in Wilmington throughout his career. He was a founding member of the Wilmington Society of the Fine Arts, which became the Delaware Art Museum.

Details

  • Title: Hopalong Takes Command
  • Date: 1905/1905
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings: Schoonover (LRC)
  • Physical Dimensions: w20 x h30 in (Complete)
  • Illustrator and painter: Frank Earle Schoonover
  • Illustration Citation: The Fight at Buckskin, by Clarence Edward Mulford, in Outing Magazine, December 1905; reprinted in Bar-20, by Clarence Edward Mulford (New York: The Outing Publishing Company, 1907)
  • Credit Line: Bequest of Joseph Bancroft, 1942
  • Provenance: Photograph and digital image © Delaware Art Museum. Not for reproduction or publication.
  • Type: Paintings
  • Rights: Photograph and digital image © Delaware Art Museum. Not for reproduction or publication.
  • External Link: http://emuseum.delart.org:8080/emuseum/view/objects/asitem/items$0040:2546
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

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