This rare color white-line woodcut by Blanche Lazzell was done in 1932 in Morgantown, West Virginia. It is listed in the John Clarkson catalogue of her work in 1989 as number 91, with an edition of 4. This impression was originally purchased from the New York art dealer Martin Diamond who began working with the Lazzell estate in the early 1980's.
This impression, as originally purchased, has been extensively conserved. The sheet of paper is lined with a thin Japanese paper and there is a repaired tear in paper extending to beneath the signature and in the margin in the upper left; some of the inks have run, leaving the image without the crisp edge noteworthy of a white-line woodcut.
Because of her importance in American printmaking and the rarity of her work, Blanche Lazzell is the most sought-after American color woodcut artist. Her work requires the collector to make a ready decision, partially because of the method of printing, each print is unique in its coloration and will probably not be duplicated.