Original drawing for "A Tomato Can Chronicle": "I dropped the farthest one", a stormy marsh scene of a hunter in a stand of reeds, three ducks in flight above the water, a fourth just starting to fall. Derrydale Press, Ralph Boyer.

Original drawing for "A Tomato Can Chronicle": "I dropped the farthest one", a stormy marsh scene of a hunter in a stand of reeds, three ducks in flight above the water, a fourth just starting to fall.

Published in "A Tomato Can Chronicle", 1937, at p. 132. 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 along top margin not affecting image. Fine Siegel, p. 190; Ordeman (2005) pp. 27-8. Item #237202

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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