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Miller, Lilian (1895 - 1943), "The Three-Foot Bamboo Pipe"

arrow-left arrow right "The Three-Foot Bamboo Pipe" by Miller, Lilian
Catalog ID 8656
Artist Lilian Miller
Title The Three-Foot Bamboo Pipe
Medium Original Japanese Woodblock Print
Series Title Illustration: Grass Blades from a Cinnamon Garden
Edition First
Date 1927
Publisher The Artist - Privately Published
Reference No Brown: Fig. 12b; Cat. 39 - Grass Blades from a Cinnamon Garden; pg. 26
Size 5 -1/2 x 4 "
Condition Very fine.
Price $175.00
Shipping (US) $45.00
Shipping (Non-US) $95.00

Notes: Signed with artists monogram in block. The same figure is also shown in the horizontal print, "Father Kim of Korea" (Fig. 37; Cat. 55).

Miller explained: "In 1917 I saw Korea for the first time. It seemed to me a story-book land. The people are like old Chinese sages with their long flowing garments of white, always white, and the men with their odd little black hats." - Brown, pg. 46.

Each of the four inserted print illustrations included in, Grass Blades from a Cinnamon Garden manifests the kind of sentimental Orientalism in which the Western author "captures" the timeless beauty of the East and recreates it as a universal ideal. In sum the poems and images of Grass Blades sings of loss - the loss of love and the implicit loss of the Orient - and the desire for repossession.