(Trees in bloom) by Elizabeth Christie Austen-Brown

(Trees in bloom) by Elizabeth Christie Austen-Brown

(Trees in bloom)

Elizabeth Christie Austen-Brown

Title

(Trees in bloom)

 
Artist
Year
c. 1920  
Technique
color woodcut 
Image Size
5 3/4 x 7 5/8" image 
Signature
pencil, lower left 
Edition Size
not stated 
Annotations
 
Reference
 
Paper
buff laid Japanese paper 
State
proof 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
22215 
Price
$750.00 
Description

There is little substantial information to be found about Elizabeth Christie Austen-Brown or her artist husband Thomas Austen-Brown. It is known that they studied the Japanese woodblock printmaking process with Frank Morley Fletcher around 1920.

Her prints, like Fletcher's, tend to have saturated, subdued color, her work had even been described as being "drab". She appears to have preferred depicting landscapes during changes in the light of day, sunset or overcast sky, allowing the composition to glow on its own, with no direct source of light.

Austen-Brown's prints were printed with a baren and impressions, when multiples can be found, tend to vary in color, more like monoprints.