Helen Hyde -- "The Bath"

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Artist Helen Hyde (1868-1919)
Title "The Bath" (numbered and pencil-signed in image by artist)
Date 1905
Original edition #108
(total impressions unknown)
Series na
Publisher Self-published.
Seal, Carver/Printer Matsumoto / Shohiro Murata
(Murata was printer for Hiroshige III--and printed all of Hyde's woodblocks in the years around 1902-10. Matsumoto carved many/all of Hyde's block-sets.)
Image Size 10 1/8 x 16 1/4
Impression Very Fine.
Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; crisply detailed lines.
Condition Very Good. Excellent colors. (Top/bottom margins trimmed to image edge; corner damages; some minor wrinkling; 1-inch archival repair top center verso.) Clean backside/ margins. Printed on thin Japanese paper.
Reference/Illus Mason "Helen Hyde-American Printmaker" #59 (and illustraded back of catalog).
Comments Absolutely charming image of the loving bond between Japanese mother and her infant baby. Hyde lived and worked in Japan for most of her adult career producing a lifetime total of 151 catalogued works, most depicting charming images of children. Rare image--one of Hyde's very few, full-sized images.
Item # CG-996
Price $1950 reduced
(was $2250)