||Helen Hyde (1868-1919)
||"The Bath" (numbered and pencil-signed in image by artist)
Original edition #108
(total impressions unknown)
||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.)
||10 1/8 x 16 1/4
Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; crisply detailed lines.
||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.
||Mason "Helen Hyde-American Printmaker" #59 (and illustraded back of catalog).
||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.