"The Inland Printer"   Lot no. 3097

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By Joseph Christian Leyendecker (1874-1951)

1897 (Estimated)
12.00" x 15.90"
Pen, Ink, and Wash Details over Printed Background
Printed Signature in Image, Right.

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Opening page for the July 1897 isssue of The Inland Printer

To celebrate Independence Day for the July cover, Leyendecker portrayed a young child squatting to light firecrackers. This opening page headpiece shows the boy and his dog among a small audience watching them explode from within a barrel, its hoops and staves shooting apart. Leyendecker utilized lithographic stippling in the background in both the cover image and this headpiece to provide depth and spatial composition.

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