A Musical Instrument.
New Preston, CT: Bernhardt Wall, 1924. Slim 4to, 6 unnumbered leaves printed on the rectos only with etched text and plates. Original mottled red and green boards. Two etched pieces of ephemera pasted to the front pastedown. Some offsetting and staining, internally very good. Copy #10 of 100 copies signed and numbered by Wall. Wittenborn notes of Wall: Bernhardt Wall was born in Buffalo, New York on Dec. 30, 1872. He studied at the Buffalo Art Student's League then moved on to study in New York under Henry Reuterdahl and also apprenticed under William Auerbach-Levy. Wall began a career as a lithographic illustrator in 1889 working primarily as a commercial artist in New York and Buffalo. He soon became known as the "Postcard King" and designed over 5,000 comic cards. The year1915 marked a defining point in Wall's artistic career. Wall visited Colorado, Nevada and California making etchings of Indians, cowboys and major cities which were later published in a portfolio entitled, "Under Western Skies." These proved to be very successful and the artist shortly thereafter moved to California permanently. Wall continued to produce many fine etchings of the American West and by 1930 had also become a much respected historian of the region.
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