Original drawing for "A Tomato Can Chronicle": "Pop turned completely around in the process", depicting two men in a canoe, the first a fisherman snared in his line and the second attempting to steady the canoe with his paddle, a leaping fish beside the canoe, and two other fishermen in a canoe in the distance. Derrydale Press, Ralph Boyer.

Original drawing for "A Tomato Can Chronicle": "Pop turned completely around in the process", depicting two men in a canoe, the first a fisherman snared in his line and the second attempting to steady the canoe with his paddle, a leaping fish beside the canoe, and two other fishermen in a canoe in the distance.

Published in "A Tomato Can Chronicle", 1937, at p. 121. Charcoal and ink on stiff paper, signed lower right "R L Boyer". 1 vols. 9 x 12 inches, on 10 x 13 sheet, with margins ruled in pencil. Titled in pencil (in another hand) beneath. Some tape stains on verso, discoloration at top corner margins, short closed tear not affecting image. Fine Siegel, p. 190; Ordeman (2005) pp. 27-8. Item #237200

Ralph L. Boyer was one of the small group of artists most closely associated with the Derrydale Press. He was educated at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and his work as an illustrator was widely published. Connett published several series of prints by Boyer, including the celebrated Fathers of American Sport and fly-fishing prints; Boyer illustrated four books published by the Derrydale Press, including Connett's own Random Casts and A Tomato Can Chronicle by Edmund Ware Smith, where this drawing appears.

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