'Moon Bridge at Kameido' or 'Wisteria Bridge' d1914

This print is an scarce and desirable woodblock by Helen Hyde entitled 'Moon Bridge at Kameido'.  It depicts a charming scene of young children on Moon Bridge peering over the rails viewing the Wisteria blossoms, which cover the area by the bridge.  This print's sight size is 14" x 9.5" and the black frame measures 19" x 14.75". This print is number 32 in the edition, which was likely in the vicinity of 200. It is signed in pencil by Helen Hyde in the lower right corner, along with a copyright, the edition number '32', along with the date 1914 by Helen Hyde in the lower left margin. It bears Hyde's clover leaf seal and her initials seal 'HH' in the lower left of the print. It is titled 'Moon Bridge' in the lower margin, below the mat. This print has good color with some generalized toning, and tissue reinforcements in the side margins for mat wear on the print tissue. Hyde's prints are tissue thin on Japanese paper, which is great paper, protected in an acid-free environment for preservation and safety for its next 100 years. Helen Hyde began painting in San Francisco, in China town as a young lady, which shaped her career as an artist.  She traveled to Europe and China, and in 1899, she arrived in Japan to begin training with master artist Tomonobu Kano.  Hyde's prints are prized by collectors and considered scarce, if not quite rare.    P80041     $1295.00

$OLD! TY! Helen Hyde (1868-1919) Lima, NY 'Moon Bridge at Kameido'