Lum, Bertha (1869 - 1954), "Chufu, Birthplace of Confucius"
|Title||Chufu, Birthplace of Confucius|
|Medium||Raised Line and Hand-Colored Woodblock Print|
|Series Title||Raised Line|
|Edition||First and only.|
|Reference No||Gravalos/Pulin: cat. 71; pg. 81|
|Size||13 -1/4 x 9 -1/4 "|
|Condition||Fine, with fresh colors.|
Notes: Only a handful of examples were produced due to the time to create such a technical work in the artist's "raised-line" technique. This design was used for the cover piece of the BERTHA LUM: Temples Notecards Box set by San Francisco based, Pomegranate Communications. Signed in pencil by artist.
In the 1920's, Bertha Lum worked with a new type of print-making style, now referred to as, raised line printing. Lum would mold wet paper over a carved wooden block and hand-paint the embossed paper using the raised lines to define the areas of colors. Her raised line prints often had significant variations in colors and are very seldom found for sale.