Fishing Boats by Elizabeth Norton

Fishing Boats by Elizabeth Norton

Fishing Boats

Elizabeth Norton

Title

Fishing Boats

 
Artist
Year
1926  
Technique
color woodcut 
Image Size
6 x 4 1/2" image size 
Signature
pencil, lower center margin 
Edition Size
34 of 100  
Annotations
Del., sc. et imp. in lower left; stamped with EN monogram after the signature; dated in pencil 
Reference
LC10 
Paper
very fine tissue 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
DRW2055 
Price
$2,500.00 
Description

Elizabeth Norton did this color woodcut of fishing boats in San Francisco Bay. She added a "chop" of her initials "EN" in blue, beneath the image, much as Gustave Baumann had done with his "Hand in Heart" chop. She signed this impression in pencil, dated it "1926" numbered it "24/100" and annotated it "del." (drawn by), "sc." (engraved by) and "imp" (printed by), indicating that she did the whole process herself.

Norton prints the ink lightly on a thin, tissue-like paper, allowing the grain of the wood to show through and create a "shimmer" to the water and the sky. A fine example of her work in the medium.