Boy with Crab Net - ELIZA D. GARDINER
Medium: woodcut printed in colors
ELIZA D. GARDINER
Woodcut printed in colors, circa 1920-25, Falk/Newport Art Museum 47, edition 50. 10 3/4 x 8 1/4 in. Signed and numbered in pencil, lower left. This is a fine, luminous impression printed on a fibrous, white Japanese paper. The margins are substantial and this is probably the full, untrimmed sheet. The condition is excellent. Gardiner studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and later taught there for over thirty years. She was influenced by Arthur Wesley Dow and followed the traditional Japanese approach of cutting separate blocks for each color. Her work is discussed at length in Paths to the Press, Printmaking and American Women Artists, 1910-1960 (2006) by Elizabeth G. Seaton, et al., pages 132-133. This outstanding print is illustrated on the cover of the catalogue raisonné.
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