Blue & White, Kyoto by Elizabeth Keith

Blue & White, Kyoto by Elizabeth Keith

Blue & White, Kyoto

Elizabeth Keith

Title

Blue & White, Kyoto

 
Artist
Year
1925  
Technique
color woodcut 
Image Size
14 13/16 x 10 7/8" image size 
Signature
pencil, lower right image 
Edition Size
100 
Annotations
titled in pencil on verso with "(41)" 
Reference
Miles 97 
Paper
antique-white laid Japanese hosho 
State
published 
Publisher
Watanabe 
Inventory ID
LEAR112 
Price
$3,500.00 
Description

Elizabeth Keith depicts a young woman in a blue and white kimono, holding a blue and white umbrella for shade, while standing at a shop with a blue and white drapery used for shade. The shopkeeper ties up a blue and white Japanese Morning Glory. Her left foot rises from her sandal as she inspects the wares.

The Miles catalogue raisonne notes: " 'Blue and White took me years to evolve....The models were students at a Christian missionary school in Kyoto.' Edition 100, fewer printed, although reprinted by artisans as late as 1936. Part of a pair with No.98." (Black and White).

This impression is titled in pencil on the verso.