Miller, Lilian (1895 - 1943), "The Crescent Moon Rides Low, Korea"
|Title||The Crescent Moon Rides Low, Korea|
|Medium||Original Japanese Woodblock Print|
|Edition||First and only.|
|Publisher||The Artist - Privately Published|
|Reference No||Brown: Fig. 55; Cat. 68|
|Size||9 -3/4 x 15 -1/4 "|
|Condition||Very fine, with superb colors.|
Notes: A rare color variant, displaying much brighter colors than other examples. A color proof of 16 impressions. Due to the slight differences in colors and edition #1/16, this is perhaps the very first completed impression of this particular design.
In most of her prints from 1928 Miller explores a middle path synthesizing the formal exploration of these images with the exotic subjects of her work from the early 1920s. This mix of romantic scenery with lush tones and textures is very much evident in this evocative design.
Lilian Miller wrote, "Over the soft blue stretches of the plain
Where the crickets weave their wistful evensong, and the cool night-fragrance of the shadowed earth freshens the jaded breeze,-
lo, a crescent moon rides high with tilted prow, like a gleaming junk against the dusk, like a shining golden junk against the night, gliding through cobalt seas."
Provenance: Acquired directly from a descendant of the L.M. Miller family. This was accompanied with the entire family collection of remaining works; including original paintings, pencil sketches and one of a kind proofs.