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    RALPH LUDWIG BOYER (1879-1952)
    Five Original Drawings
    Watercolor and pencil on paper
    Overall size 17in. x 13in., variety of sight sizes
    Various signatures

    Included in this lot are: a portrait of Colonel William Ransom Johnson (1762-1849), 11.5in. x 9in. (sight size), with a detailed pencil profile portrait on the reverse, Not signed; humorous figure studies of three women, 14in. x 11.25in. (sight size), Not signed.; a pencil study of a seated boy, 7.5in. x 8in. (sight size), signed lower left: R.L. Boyer; portrait of an old woman, 5.5in.x 5in. (sight size), signed lower left; humorous illustration of a portrait painter and his model, 12in. x 11in. (sight size), signed lower right.

    Ralph Ludwig Boyer was active in portraiture, illustration, and landscapes and was associated with the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia. He drew many outdoor illustrations for The Sportsman magazine and also worked as a WPA artist painting murals. Boyer is also known for his fishing illustrations in books by Ralf Coykendall and Edmund Ware Smith.

    Keywords: pencil, humor, magazine, comic, sketch, watercolor, portrait, WPA, painting


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2004
    31st Sunday
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