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Humming Birds and Orchids - - c.1930, White Line Color Woodcut.
Edition 50. Signed and titled in pencil. Annotated 50 edition, no 5 and For Easter to Mrs Salus in pencil, in the artist's hand.
Image size 12 x 9 5/8 inches (305 x 244 mm); sheet size 15 3/4 x 11 inches (400 x 279 mm).
A fine painterly impression, with fresh colors, on heavy cream wove Japan paper; the white lines embossed above the paper surface throughout; the full sheet with margins (3/8 to 3 3/4 inches); a mat line from a previous mat opening, otherwise in excellent condition. A unique impression with hand painting in the red hummingbird. Printed by the artist.