Magnolia Grandiflora by William Seltzer Rice

Magnolia Grandiflora by William Seltzer Rice

Magnolia Grandiflora

William Seltzer Rice

Title

Magnolia Grandiflora

 
Artist
Year
c. 1925  
Technique
color woodcut 
Image Size
10 3/8 x 11 7/8" image size 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
fewer than 12 impressions 
Annotations
titled in pencil, lower left 
Reference
 
Paper
laid Japanese paper 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
OPSAE401 
Price
$7,500.00 
Description

W.S. Rice was an amateur botonist and wrote on the subject for Sunset magazine. This is a fine example of Rice's large floral color woodcuts which were often done using the white-line technique developed in Provincetown, Massachusetts and probably taught to him in Oakland, California by Blanche Lazzell student Cora Boone. Boone was a fellow art teacher in the Oakland school system.

Rice printed these in just a few impressions, each varying from the others in color. When the Rice estate first came available it was these prints that sparked the interest of collectors around the country and they were soon gone. This impression was deaccessioned from a corporate collection in New York.