Proof etching: Three ducks descending from the left onto open water, two others visible in the distance above the marsh. Roland Clark.

Early Clark Proof, with Autograph Note

Proof etching: Three ducks descending from the left onto open water, two others visible in the distance above the marsh.

New York: Aug 19th, 1920.

Proof impression. Single leaf folded. Drypoint etching signed by the artist in pencil lower right. With 2 pp. autograph note (16 lines) from the artist on the conjugate. 2 x 4-1/4 inches on a larger sheet (3-3/4 x 10 inches). Early Clark Proof, with Autograph Note. Some minor paper flaws at margins (one trace of adhesion), small wrinkle. Fine Ordeman, To Keep a Tryst with the Dawn, p. 104. Item #243190

Fine early Clark image, prepared by the artist as a token of thanks to early supporters, addressed to "Walter R—— Esq, 23 Beaver St., N.Y., N.Y. My dear Mr. R——, won't you accept this little proof with my best wishes. I have been more than pleased with the success of my prints during the past six months & I should like all who have contributed to that success to be reminded in this small way of my appreciation, Sincerely yours, Roland H. Clark N.Y. Aug. 17th [19]20"

The size of this proof corresponds to Three Broadbills, published in 1920 in an edition of 30, from the list in Roland Clark's Etchings (1938) and in Ordeman.

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