Here is, in time for Christmas, the December update.
This month, to download in the bibliography section:
An article written by Bertha Lum for Vogue in April 1914: Little pieces of Japan. Article in which she explains how she started woodcutting and how she got her first tools.
You will also find the article Orchid Women of China by Dorothy Graham published in the New York Herald Tribune in September 1931. This is a high resolution photo.
I take this opportunity to make some corrections to what I wrote last month: the painting that was for sale on ebay was not called Orchid Women of China… The painting represented once again Ming Huang and Yang Kuei Fei. Nor was it exactly one of the paintings reproduced in the article. Yet the similarity is striking. Probably it was an essay to illustrate the article and she put this painting aside to keep only the others …
This month I also offer you a print that has not been illustrated so far but only mentioned in the Smithonian catalogue: Mother (with the old catalogue number 157).
Mother is estimated to have been printed in 1935. Its catalogue number is 181. And, as it is Christmas, you will have 3 prints for the price of one!
I wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy new year!