Bartlett, Charles (1860 - 1940), "Hawaii - Man in Outrigger, Hawaii (Etching)"
|Title||Hawaii - Man in Outrigger, Hawaii (Etching)|
|Medium||Original Limited Edition Etching; Hand-colored with Watercolor|
|Edition||First; Edition #72/75|
|Publisher||The Artist - Privately Published|
|Reference No||Miles #138|
|Size||9 -3/4 x 12 -3/4 " (sheet)|
|Condition||Very fine, with fresh colors.|
Notes: SCARCE. Signed, titled and numbered in graphite by the artist. "CWB" monogram in plate. Bartlett would often paint and sell his etchings at the ship port to visitors, with an option of black and white or colored versions.
Since Bartlett was indifferent to the dating of his etchings, we cannot know for certain the order of their production, but clearly he became more bold and free with his work as the years passed. As stated by Miles, "The rare and rarely seen hand-colored etchings can now take their deserved place as Bartlett's collective masterwork".