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    Walter Appleton Clark (1876-1906) Original Magazine Story Illustration (c.1900). A brilliant and resourceful illustrator, Walter Appleton Clarke created poignant and lasting images throughout his brief career. Fortunately, Scribner's magazine discovered his talent when he was only nineteen. Clark worked exclusively for the prestigious publication for several years, and later contributed his skillful renderings to Harper's and Collier's magazines. This impassioned example of his magazine illustration was created to accompany the story, The Wolf of the City, with the (possible) caption, "The woman had caught herself upon the edge of the table, and with that for a support was working towards him." The story title, along with several page notations and text quotes, are noted on the back of the board. This illustration was most likely published in Scribner's or Harper's magazine. Rendered in watercolor on board, it measures 23 x 17.5, and is signed lower middle. There is some staining visible in a few areas of the art, but it in no way detracts from the overall image. William Appleton Clark died at the age of thirty, having painted for only ten years; consequently, original works by him are exceedingly uncommon.

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    March, 2003
    6th-9th Thursday-Sunday
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