Forbidden Fruit by William Seltzer Rice

Forbidden Fruit by William Seltzer Rice

Forbidden Fruit

William Seltzer Rice

Title

Forbidden Fruit

 
Artist
Year
c. 1925  
Technique
color woodcut with handcoloring 
Image Size
13 1/4 x 12 7/8" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
fewer than 12 impressions 
Annotations
pencil titled, lower left 
Reference
 
Paper
fine laid 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
PMJ296 
Price
$5,000.00 
Description
The white Cockatoo and colorful Macaw were neighbors of the artist, William S. Rice. His daughter, Roberta Treseder, recalls that the Macaw was named Lolita and she lived next door while the Cockatoo lived around the block. Rice would visit the birds to make sketches. Rice had fun putting the birds together in his image placing Lolita on her perch and the Cockatoo on the other side of a dish filled with pears, oranges, and grapes.