Cover and frontispiece for Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates
Date: 1924
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 35 1/2 x 27 1/2 in. (90.2 x 69.9 cm) frame: 40 1/4 x 32 1/4 in. (102.2 x 81.9 cm)
Illustration Citation: Cover, Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates, by Mary Mapes Dodge (New York: Harper and Bros., 1924)
Credit Line: Bequest of Margaretta Miller, 1982
Object Number: 1982-34
About: In Mary Mapes Dodge's novel of 1865, Hans Brinker is a poor Dutch boy who participates in Holland's annual ice skating race. He nobly lets a friend — a poor boy — win the grand prize of the Silver Skates. After numerous editions throughout the world, the story was still popular when Frank Schoonover created his 1924 cover and frontispiece.
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