[From the Community Collection, a public trust in Agincourt, Iowa]
WILDER, Frederick Louis [1893–1993]
Shipbuilding [two prints]
etching on paper / 5.7 inches by 7.8 inches [top] / 6.6 inches by 9.7 inches [bottom]
Known throughout his career as F. L. Wilder, he lived into his hundredth year and is better known as an authority on print collecting at Sotheby’s, where he worked from 1911 until 1976. In 1969 he published How to Identify Old Prints, and in 1974 a coffee-table book called English Sporting Prints. Then at age 83, he became an art dealer under his own name. These two studies of boat-building date from about 1941.
These increase the collection’s number of boat-buiilding images to four.