1935 Original Elizabeth Keith Japanese Woodblock of The Good Earth Signed 1st Ed. Title: The Good Earth. Date (original issuing): 1935. Date (this particular edition): original 1. Edition as dated above. Medium: Original Color Woodblock on handmade paper Dimensions: image (31.4 x 45.1 cm or 12 3/8 x 17 3/4 inch), paper (33.7 x 49.5 cm or 13 1/4 x 19 1/2 inch). Edition Size: total fewer than 25 were printed according to Miles [see the cited reference below]. Credits: Elizabeth Keith [original artist], Watanabe Sazoboru (publisher). Artist pencil signed at margin in bottom right. This original Elizabeth Keith woodblock print is in very good e. Clean image, original nice wide margins, and slight but even age toning. Ample photos (front, back, and details) in high resolution are provided for your convenience of identification and judging its excellent quality independently. Description: Elizabeth Keith (1887 -1956) was well-known Scotch Japanese woodblock artist. Her sensitively depicted portraits of natives and landscapes of East Asia in woodblock print form were particular favors of many collectors. This current print was published by Watanabe in around 1935. The title of the print most likely was derived from Pearl Bucks novel of the same titled published in 1931. It depicted a suburban view of Peking (Beijing) during the early 1930s with a figure working on a field with a temple in this background. Please note the very modest asking price for this very nice and highly displayable collector’s item [especially in such nice condition]. All reasonable offers will be seriously considered. Not a modern, later copy or reproduction and as described. Miles R (1991) Elizabeth Keith the printed works, Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena California. The item “1935 Original Elizabeth Keith Japanese Woodblock of The Good Earth Signed 1st Ed” is in sale since Wednesday, December 11, 2019. This item is in the category “Art\Art Prints”. The seller is “shiyie” and is located in Cincinnati. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Print Type: Woodcut & Block
- Size Type/Largest Dimension: Medium (Up to 30″)
- Style: Vintage
- Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
- Date of Creation: 1900-1949
- Subject: Landscape
- Original/Reproduction: Original Print