Miller, Lilian (1895 - 1943), "Morning Snow on Bamboo, Japan A (Grey)"
|Title||Morning Snow on Bamboo, Japan A (Grey)|
|Medium||Original Japanese Woodblock Print|
|Publisher||The Artist - Privately Published|
|Reference No||Brown: Fig. 27; Cat. 59|
|Size||10 x 8 "|
Notes: This design was taken from an original ink on paper painting with a similar title, "Snow on Bamboo" from the artist's period at Vassar College. Brown, Fig. 9; pg. 20.
In September 1920 Miller turned to the production of woodblock prints, looking to make a living as well as a name in art. This design is one of the earliest works created from her inception as a woodblock print artist. Her, "formal presentation to the Americans and foreigners in Tokyo" started in December 1920 at the home of Mrs. Charles Burnett, wife of the American Military Attaché in Tokyo, when Miller showed screens and woodblock prints. She also presented a screen to the Empress. - Brown, pg. 20.
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.