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'Baby Talk' d1908

This woodcut print by Helen Hyde depicts a mother having a conversation with her infant, aptly named "Baby Talk".  It is one of her most famous prints. Hyde often referred to her prints as her 'children' and this print conveys that sentiment perfectly.  The print is marked "Copyright 1908 by Helen Hyde" printed within the lower left hand oval border.  It is signed by Helen Hyde in her full signature in pencil, along with her red four-leaf clover seal, and the Kanji ciphers of the cutter and printer Matsumoto and Murata.  This print is numbered No.38, in pencil, a nice early woodcut in the edition.  The print measures 19.25" wide by 12.75" tall, in view.  It has a double-mat, with a velvetone soft cover mat, and is framed handsomely, measuring 17.25" x 25.25".  This print has overall generalized fading, toning and foxing.  Helen Hyde traveled to Europe and China, and in 1899, she arrived in Japan to begin training with master artist Tomonobu Kano.        P85073     $895.00

$OLD! TY! Helen Hyde (1868-1919) American, Lima, NY 'Baby Talk' d1908

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