New York: Derrydale Press, 1931.
Edition of 250. Aquatint etching, finely hand colored, signed by the artist in pencil lower left. 1 vols. 13 x 9-1/2 inches (plate) on a larger sheet, 18 x 14 inches overall. Fine Ordeman pp. 27, 103; Siegel p. 190; Reuter p. 82. Item #267643
Finely executed portrait of pioneering American angler Thaddeus Norris, author of The American Angler’s Book, first published in 1864 and reprinted throughout the nineteenth century.
Ralph L. Boyer (1979-1942) studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia and under William Merritt Chase. He illustrated a number of books for the Derrydale Press of Eugene V. Connett III, who also published the Fathers of American Sport, a series of six aquatint portraits.
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