Etching with hand coloring. Signed in pencil at lower right. Image measures 5.75 x 4". Folded sheet measures 10 x 6.5".
This delightful print featuring a mother and baby Koala bear is an original by New York artist Clara Tice. Made in 1921, the image features a mother koala grabbing onto a eucalyptus tree with the joey on its back. Tice has depicted the pairs silver fur with a mix of precision and spontaneity that complement the dynamic lines composing their bodies. With their large spoon shaped noses and fluffy ears, and with their pink tongues sticking out, these endearing creatures strike a playful pose.The print is in excellent condition with no chips and tears. Textured edges from original thick paper. Signed by artist in pencil. Clara Tice (1888-1973) was an American illustrator and artist who lived in Greenwich Village during a time of avant-garde artistic activity. Although somewhat well-known for her erotic drawings and prints of nudes, as well as her bohemian lifestyle, she remains relatively obscure within art history more generally. This image from her mother and baby series from later in her life speak to her personal passion for animals. Her book "ABC Dogs" was likely inspired by the many dogs she owned and cared for throughout her lifetime. This delightful print provides insight into the artist's personality.