Lum, Bertha (1869 - 1954), "Butterfly Dance "
|Medium||Raised Line and Hand-Colored Woodblock Print|
|Series Title||Raised Line|
|Reference No||Gravalos/Pulin: Cat. #66; image pg. 79.|
|Size||15 -1/2 x 10 -1/2 "|
|Condition||Fine; toned on reverse.|
Notes: Signed in pencil by artist. Only a handful of examples were produced due to the time to create such a technical work in the artist's "raised-line" technique. An estimated edition of at least 15 were completed in the raised line technique.
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.