Santa Isabella Tower, Manila (aka: Santa Isabella Convent, Manila, Friday Morning; Almsgiving) by Elizabeth Keith

Santa Isabella Tower, Manila (aka: Santa Isabella Convent, Manila, Friday Morning; Almsgiving) by Elizabeth Keith

Santa Isabella Tower, Manila (aka: Santa Isabella Convent, Manila, Friday Morning; Almsgiving)

Elizabeth Keith

Title

Santa Isabella Tower, Manila (aka: Santa Isabella Convent, Manila, Friday Morning; Almsgiving)

 
Artist
Year
1924  
Technique
color woodcut 
Image Size
14 7/8 x 11" image size 
Signature
yellow pencil, lower right image 
Edition Size
Intended edition of 100, around 30 impressions are known. 
Annotations
titled in pencil on verso with "(18)" and "(Almsgiving)" 
Reference
Miles 85 
Paper
antique-white laid Japanese hosho 
State
published 
Publisher
Watanabe 
Inventory ID
LEAR108 
Price
$2,800.00 
Description
The Miles raisonne lists the title of this image as "Santa Isabella Tower, Manila." He notes that "this rare print is known at present in only thirty examples, although the edition was intended to be 100. This impression is numbered "36" in the lower right corner. This impression is titled on the verso "Santa Isabella Convent, Manila, Friday Morning." It is further annotated "Almsgiving." The Colegio de Santa Isabel was founded on October 24, 1632 with the primary purpose of educating Spanish orphans in this most distant Spanish colony, and is one of the oldest girl schools in the world. In later years its doors were opened to Spanish Filipina girls as well. In 1733, by a royal decree the name of the college was changed to “Real Colegio de Santa Isabel. The records of its establishment can be found at the Archive of the Indies in Seville, Spain.