Original drawing for the cover of The Colophon, no. 3 n.s. vol. 1

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Creator

M. (Thomas Maitland) Cleland

Title

Original drawing for the cover of The Colophon, no. 3 n.s. vol. 1

Date

(Winter 1936)

Subject

Pen and ink, 10½ x 8¼ in.

Description

Thomas Maitland Cleland worked primarily as an art designer for magazines such as McClure’s and Fortune, despite the fact that he was not particularly interested in advertising, other than as a way to make a living. D. B. Updike was an early mentor, and Cleland’s fine press work exhibits the classical approach and fine detail characteristic of the Merrymount Press—qualities very much on display in this production drawing for the cover of the Winter 1936 issue of The Colophon.

Contributor

Gift of Marie Korey in memory of Richard Landon, 2016.