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'The Daikon and the Baby' (Little Gardener) d1903

This print is a charming and early woodblock by Helen Hyde entitled 'The Daikon and the Baby'.  It depicts a baby holding a large Daikon, which is the vegetable of Japan, a gigantic radish.  This woodblock is signed in pencil by Helen Hyde, along with a copyright and its edition number 153, along with the date 1903. This print has excellent color. There is a tiny old mend in the paper, and just minimal generalized toning. The print's sight size measures 7.75" x 4.5", and the frame measures 13" x 11". 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.    P80031     $795.00

Helen Hyde (1868-1919) American, Lima, NY 'The Daikon and the Baby'

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