Irish Elegans by William Seltzer Rice

Irish Elegans by William Seltzer Rice

Irish Elegans

William Seltzer Rice

Title

Irish Elegans

 
Artist
Year
c. 1920  
Technique
color woodcut 
Image Size
8 7/8 x 11 7/8" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
about 12 impressions 
Annotations
titled, lower left 
Reference
 
Paper
soft laid Japanese 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
DOZU101 
Price
$7,000.00 
Description

Rice’s use of a near-black background in this intimate composition of a small bouquet of pink and yellow tea roses, popping up from the round body of a teal vase illuminated by window light, creates a drama Rice usually reserves for landscapes. At once cheerful and elegant, it also makes good use of a flower whose existence is fleeting; tea roses only last a couple of days, making Rice’s still-life the capture of a mood more than an object.