(Ranunculus) by Cora Boone

(Ranunculus) by Cora Boone

(Ranunculus)

Cora Boone

Title

(Ranunculus)

 
Artist

Cora Boone

  1871 - 1953 (biography)
Year
c. 1930  
Technique
white line color woodcut 
Image Size
7 7/8 x 6 1/4" image size 
Signature
name carved in block 
Edition Size
not stated 
Annotations
 
Reference
illustrated in St. Gaudens/Schiffer, Emerging from the Shadows, Vol. I pg. 82 
Paper
laid Japanese Hosho 
State
 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
18255 
Price
$1,800.00 
Description

This rare white-line color woodcut by California artist Cora Boone includes her name in the image as her signature. It may have been done for an exhibition of her work or as a gift. This impression is illustrated in color on page 82 of "Emerging from the Shadows...", Volume I by Maurine St. Gaudens.

Boone learned the single-block technique from Blanche Lazzell in Provincetown around 1920 and taught it to other artists and teachers in California. Cora Boone's white line color woodcut depicts the colorful and playful spring blooming Ranunculus. She rendered the petals and flowers as modernist crowns upon green stems making them almost toy-like.

Ranunculi are a temperate plant of a genus that includes the buttercups and water crowfoots, typically having yellow or white bowl-shaped flowers and lobed or toothed leaves.