The Old Print Shop


  • ARTIST: Blanche Lazzell

  • MEDIUM: White-line color woodcut,

    DATE: 1920, printed 1928.

  • EDITION SIZE: Printing size unknown. Image size 11 7/8 x 11 9/16" (302 x 294 mm).

  • DESCRIPTION: On verso inscribed in four corners "228/11" and inscribed on verso "Wood block print Tulips 228/11 Blanche Lazzell Provincetown Mass Oct 10, 1928." Blanche Lazzell used a different number pattern. 228 refers to all white-line color prints she had printed to the date of this impression, 11 is the number times she had printed this exact block.

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: Signed, titled, and dated in pencil. Inscribed "cut 1920." This impression used in "A Spectrum of Innovation Color in American Printmaking 1890-1960" by David Acton p. 82.

  • CONDITION: Good condition with brilliant original color. Several minor skinning spots on verso, toning visible on verso and two horizontal creases in the outer margins. Creasing is typical in Lazzell white-line woodcuts as this is how she printed the image. Wide margins.

  • REFERENCE: Blanche Lazzell The Life and Work of an American Modernist by Bridges, Olson and Snyder, pp 105 & 186