The Young Gardener - ELIZA D. GARDINER
Medium: woodcut printed in colors
ELIZA D. GARDINER
Woodcut printed in colors, possibly 1927, small edition. 8 1/2 x 5 3/4 in. Signed in pencil, lower left. This is a superb impression printed on Japan paper. The margins are probably full and untrimmed and the condition is excellent. This is one of her finest prints and is quite uncommon. To quote Peter Falk, "Eliza Draper Gardiner was among America's pioneers in color woodblock printing. To be counted among this small group would be a proud claim for most artists, yet Gardiner is further distinguished by her unexpected success in expressing human emotions... Her chosen subject matter was childhood, and in this realm there were few who could claim to be her equal."
(See Eliza Draper Gardiner, Master of the Color Woodblock, 1987, unpaginated.)
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