The Scout. Mallard Drake.

New York: Published by The Derrydale Press, 1938.

No. 30 of 250 numbered copies, signed by the artist. Hand-colored sporting aquatint engraving, signed by the artist in pencil lower right. 1 vols. 13-3/4 x 16-1/2 inches on a larger sheet. Fine condition (old trace of adhesive on top margin well away from image) Siegel, pp. 194-5; Ordeman, Aquatints, Drypoints and Etchings of the Derrydale Press, pp. 29-31; Ordeman (2005) p. 104. Item #238963

A splendid image of a mallard drake above an autumn marsh scene. The coloring on the bird is exceptionally bright and fresh. Roland Clark (1874-1957) was known primarily as a etcher of wildfowl, but he also worked in watercolors and oils. His works are some of the most sought-after in the field of American sporting art. Between 1931 and 1938 he wrote and illustrated three Derrydale Press books: “Stray Shots”, “Gunner's Dawn”, and a collection of his graphics, “Roland Clark's Etchings”.

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