(Bouquet of Summer Flowers-blue vase) by J. Prescher

(Bouquet of Summer Flowers-blue vase) by J. Prescher

(Bouquet of Summer Flowers-blue vase)

J. Prescher

Title

(Bouquet of Summer Flowers-blue vase)

 
Artist
Year
c. 1920  
Technique
color blockprint 
Image Size
11 5/8 x 9 5/8" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
not stated; presumed small 
Annotations
none 
Reference
 
Paper
laid Japanese paper 
State
proof 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
14763 
Price
$300.00 
Description
J. Prescher has remained a somewhat elusive artist, despite being a skillful and prolific one. Assumed to be of Eastern European descent--due to the occasional "handdruck" annotation on some margins--Prescher's work is nevertheless found quite often in American auction houses and catalogs, and signifies that perhaps the artist was involved in international graphics exhibitions. This untitled piece, with its cheerful display of daisies, bachelor buttons, and carnations, is a wonderful example of color woodcut of the early 20th century.