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THE MONSIGNOR FRANCIS J. WEBER COLLECTION OF BERNHARDT WALL

A.1.59. Kids Etched by Bernhardt Wal

WALL, Bernhardt. Kids Etched by Bernhardt Wall. [Sierra Madre], 1953. 8 miniature etchings, approximately 4.5 x 3 cm. (1-3/4 x 1-1/4 inches), wove paper, each mounted within an etched ornamental frame border (8.5 x 7.5 cm. [3-3/8 x 2-7/8 inches]), one signed by Wall. Title border in tan ink, remainder in rose ink. All miniature etchings except title hand-colored. Each etching on pre-printed post card stock (14 x 8.5 cm. [5-1/2 x 3-3/4 inches]). Presentation copy: "To Catherine S. Wright. Bernhardt Wall."

     Post card edition. Weber, p. 48. The etchings illustrate various activities of the Sunbonnet Kids during the seven days of the week. Wall based these images on his earlier Sunbonnet Kid post card series, which were extremely popular in the U.S. and abroad. Of these etched cards, Weber (p. 14) comments: "Interestingly, in later years Wall issued certain of his etchings on post cards. He did several series, including the 'Sunbonnet Babies' and 'Days of the Week.' Today they are the most 'collectible' of Wall's postcards." 70001702, 70001751-70001757

Plate list:

KIDS ETCHED BY BERNHARDT WALL 1953 [title]. Tan within an etched ornamental frame border. Inscribed in ink by Wall to Catherine S. Wright. Signed. 8.5 x 7.5 cm.

SUNDAY [Sunbonnet Kid]. Black (hand-colored) within a red etched ornamental frame border. 4.5 x 3 cm.

MONDAY [Sunbonnet Kid]. Black (hand-colored) within a red etched ornamental frame border.

TUESDAY [Sunbonnet Kid]. Black (hand-colored) within a red etched ornamental frame border. 4.5 x 3 cm.

WEDNESDAY [Sunbonnet Kid]. Black (hand-colored) within a red etched ornamental frame border. 4.5 x 3 cm.

THURSDAY | WALL 1905 [Sunbonnet Kid]. Black (hand-colored) within a red etched ornamental frame border. 4.5 x 3 cm.

FRIDAY [Sunbonnet Kid]. Black (hand-colored) within a red etched ornamental frame border. 4.5 x 3 cm.

SATURDAY [Sunbonnet Kid]. Black (hand-colored) within a red etched ornamental frame border. 4.5 x 3 cm.


WALL, Bernhardt. [Kids Etched by Bernhardt Wall]. [Sierra Madre, 1953]. 8 etchings: 7 miniature hand-colored etchings, approximately 4.5 x 3 cm. (1-3/4 x 1-1/4 inches), wove paper, each mounted within an etched ornamental frame border (7.5 x 6.5 cm. [3 x 2-1/2 inches]), in rose ink, each signed by Wall. Plus etched printer's device, approximately 8 x 5.5 cm. (3-1/8 x 2-2/8 inches), green ink, hand-lettered "SUNBONNET KIDS COLORED 7 CARDS." Each etching on post card stock with ink stamp notation on reverse: "POST CARD" (13 x 8.5 cm. [5-1/4 x 3-7/8 inches]).

     Another issue of preceding etched series, except printer's device substituted for title, variations in hand-coloring, and the seven days-of-the-week etchings signed. 70001703-70001709, 70001743

Plate list:

SUNDAY [Sunbonnet Kid]. Black (hand-colored) within a red etched ornamental frame border. Signed. 4.5 x 3 cm.

MONDAY [Sunbonnet Kid]. Black (hand-colored) within a red etched ornamental frame border. Signed. 4.5 x 3 cm.

TUESDAY [Sunbonnet Kid]. Black (hand-colored) within a red etched ornamental frame border. Signed. 4.5 x 3 cm.

WEDNESDAY [Sunbonnet Kid]. Black (hand-colored) within a red etched ornamental frame border. Signed. 4.5 x 3 cm.

THURSDAY | WALL 1905 [Sunbonnet Kid]. Black (hand-colored) within a red etched ornamental frame border. Signed. 4.5 x 3 cm.

FRIDAY [Sunbonnet Kid]. Black (hand-colored) within a red etched ornamental frame border. Signed. 4.5 x 3 cm.

SATURDAY [Sunbonnet Kid]. Black (hand-colored) within a red etched ornamental frame border. Signed. 4.5 x 3 cm.

BERNHARDT WALL. ETCHER [printer's illustrated device]. Penciled note: "SUNBONNET KIDS COLORED 7 CARDS." 8 x 5.5 cm.


WALL, Bernhardt. [Kids Etched by Bernhardt Wall]. [Sierra Madre, 1953]. 7 miniature etchings, approximately 4.5 x 3 cm. (1-3/4 x 1-1/4 inches), wove paper, each mounted within an etched ornamental frame border (7.5 x 6.5 cm. [3 x 2-7/8 inches]). Brown inks. Each etching on post card stock with Wall's ink notation on reverse: "Post Card" (14 x 8.5 cm. [5-1/2 x 3-1/4 inches]).

     A monochrome issue of preceding etched series, entirely in brown inks, without title or device, and unsigned. 70001736-70001742

Plate list:

SUNDAY [Sunbonnet Kid]. Brown within a brown etched ornamental frame border. 4.5 x 3 cm.

MONDAY [Sunbonnet Kid]. Brown within a brown etched ornamental frame border. 4.5 x 3 cm.

TUESDAY [Sunbonnet Kid]. Brown within a brown etched ornamental frame border. 4.5 x 3 cm.

WEDNESDAY [Sunbonnet Kid]. Brown within a brown etched ornamental frame border. 4.5 x 3 cm.

THURSDAY | WALL 1905 [Sunbonnet Kid]. Brown within a brown etched ornamental frame border. 4.5 x 3 cm.

FRIDAY [Sunbonnet Kid]. Brown within a brown etched ornamental frame border. 4.5 x 3 cm.

SATURDAY [Sunbonnet Kid]. Brown within a brown etched ornamental frame border. 4.5 x 3 cm.


WALL, Bernhardt. [Kids Etched by Bernhardt Wall]. [Sierra Madre, 1953]. 7 miniature etchings, approximately 4.5 x 3 cm. (1-3/4 x 1-1/4 inches), wove paper, each mounted within an etched ornamental frame border (7.5 x 6.5 cm. [3 x 2-1/2 inches]). Brown inks. Each etching on post card stock with Wall's ink notation on reverse: "POST CARD" (14 x 8.5 cm. [5-1/2 x 3-1/4 inches]).

     Another copy of preceding.  70001744-70001750

Plate list:

SUNDAY [Sunbonnet Kid]. Brown within a brown etched ornamental frame border. 4.5 x 3 cm.

MONDAY [Sunbonnet Kid]. Brown within a brown etched ornamental frame border. 4.5 x 3 cm.

TUESDAY [Sunbonnet Kid]. Brown within a brown etched ornamental frame border. 4.5 x 3 cm.

WEDNESDAY [Sunbonnet Kid]. Brown within a brown etched ornamental frame border. 4.5 x 3 cm.

THURSDAY | WALL 1905 [Sunbonnet Kid]. Brown within a brown etched ornamental frame border. 4.5 x 3 cm.

FRIDAY [Sunbonnet Kid]. Brown within a brown etched ornamental frame border. 4.5 x 3 cm.

SATURDAY [Sunbonnet Kid]. Brown within a brown etched ornamental frame border. 7.5 x 6.5 cm.

 

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