||Charles W. Bartlett
(aka "Festival in the Rain")
||Consigned by a knowledgable collector/dealer.
||"Japan Series" (Initially a 6-print portfolio, 1916; later totaling 9 prints, all 1916.)
||Bartlett's round "red seal" upper corner, artist's "red pencil
signature" lower margin.
||9 1/8 x 14 1/4
Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; light "gauffrage" (embossing) to overhead poles
and lower area details; crisp "key-lines," highly detailed carving.
Very Good colors.
Clean front and verso.
(Very faint "mat-folder-line" in margin; minor paper residues top verso margin;
light toning; few scattered marks--per consignor.)
||"Charles Bartlett-A Printmaker in Paradise," pl# 30, pg 118.
||Dramatic, atmospheric nighttime streetscene in the seaport of Kobe. Exceptional condition for this surviving
PRE-earthquake image--as woodblocks destroyed by fire. ("Completed editions were intended to number 100
impressions, with key-blocks to be scored and color-blocks to be planed down for reuse.
Rarity was thus guaranteed." Miles/Saville)
(Images provided by consignor.)
(was $POR/Make Offer)
(This consigned item will be sold by Christmas to highest
acceptable offer. Inquire.)