Cobbler by Eliza Draper Gardiner

Cobbler by Eliza Draper Gardiner

Cobbler

Eliza Draper Gardiner

Title

Cobbler

 
Artist
Year
c. 1920  
Technique
woodcut in 2 colors. 
Image Size
11 1/4 x 8 3/8" image 
Signature
lower left margin, pencil 
Edition Size
4 of 25  
Annotations
pencil signed and editioned, lower left , in margin 
Reference
Falk B11 
Paper
heavy cream oriental paper 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
10153 
Price
$1,250.00 
Description

Eliza Draper Gardiner was a part of the Provincetown Printmakers and her Arts & Crafts prints were first influenced by Arthur Dow and his instruction book for teachers titled "Composition". This image is listed in the Peter Hastings Falk 1987 catalogue "Eliza Draper Gardiner: Master of the Color Woodcut" as a black and white woodcut. However, at least this impression has a tan "tint block", an uncut block printed as a solid color.

This woodcut of a "Cobbler" is unusual for Gardiner who is best known for her Provincetown color woodcuts of children and landscapes. This may be her only image of an adult at work and probably represents a very personal relationship with the subject.