Road to the Forest (a.k.a. Road through the Forest at Nikko & Carmel Cottages) by Bertha Lum

Road to the Forest (a.k.a. Road through the Forest at Nikko & Carmel Cottages) by Bertha Lum

Road to the Forest (a.k.a. Road through the Forest at Nikko & Carmel Cottages)

Bertha Lum

Title

Road to the Forest (a.k.a. Road through the Forest at Nikko & Carmel Cottages)

 
Artist

Bertha Lum

  1869 - 1954 (biography)
Year
1905  
Technique
color woodcut 
Image Size
12 9/16 x 7 1/4" image 
Signature
signed in pencil, lr image 
Edition Size
numbered 199 in lower right corner 
Annotations
copyright 1905 by Bertha Lum, in pencil along lower image 
Reference
Gravalos/Pulin 45; illustrated on page 41 in Bertha Lum 
Paper
laid Japanese 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
19601 
Price
$7,000.00 
Description
According to Mary Gravalos and Carol Pulin, Bertha Lum’s first voyage to Japan was undertaken in 1903 and they state that Lum had mastered the complex Japanese printmaking technique by 1912. Road to the Forest is listed in their book as having been produced in 1916 but this impression is clearly dated 1905 and would therefore place it among Lum's first color woodcuts.