New York: The Derrydale Press, 1936.
Published in an edition of 150 (unnumbered). Aquatint engraving, from a proof before letters, trimmed, fully colored by the artist, marked in pencil “Model OK”. With an example of the published print: hand-colored aquatint engraving, signed by the artist in pencil lower left. 19-1/2 x 13-1/4 inches on a larger sheet. Colorist’s Model for ‘Maryland Marsh’. Trimmed. Some soiling in outer margins, short chips along left edge, archival tape repair on verso of lower left corner (torn, no loss). Ordeman (2005) pp 52-4 (illustrated), 105. Provenance: J. Ordeman, M.L. Biscotti, F. Teroerde. Item #261104
The original watercolor model prepared by the artist the use of the colorist of the Derrydale sporting aquatint of a rail bird shooting scene.
John Frost (1890-1937) was the son of American artist A.B. Frost (1851-1928) and a friend of Eugene V. Connett, publisher of the Derrydale Press, whose personal collection included Maryland Marsh, the original painting commissioned by Connett in 1934. John Frost is known to have been closely involved in painting the colorists’ models for the Derrydale prints of his father’s paintings (published in 1933-4) and would have produced the color model for the published editon of the print.
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